How do you choose your real estate agent?

  • June 16 2012 - US
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The best first step to choosing your agent is to research the internet for local area experts who know your market. This is the most efficient method of identifying the top tier agents. Once you identify three agents with local area expertise, interview them either by phone or in person. Check their reviews either on Zillow or ask them for references. You should get a good feel for the right professional for the job after following these steps.

Kevin R Kieffer, Broker Associate, Danville, CA 
  • June 17 2012
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Most people choose an agent by response level and personality. If the agent responds quickly to your request, he or she is likely to gain some of your trust. However, most people also want to speak with an agent just to get a sense of who they are likely to be working with.

You want to deal with an agent who has knowledge of the area that you're interested in. But, more important, you want an agent who shows interest in what you are looking for. Any of us can describe houses; but every family has different needs So you want an agent who really listens to you and then suggests cities and neighborhoods that may work best for your family's needs.
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