Posted on August 1, 2019 - 07:40 AM
by Lance Eaton
Not all agents work the same way. The most important attribute of an agent is that he/she is well connected to the real estate industry. He/she should know the market and provide information on past sales, current listings, his or her marketing plan, and at least 4 solid references. In addition, you also want to look for an agent that is honest, assertive, and one that best understands your needs.
Try to go with a local agent. They can better serve your needs because they should be more familiar with the local market conditions, local prices, and what’s hot or not in your community.
Lance helped my husband and I find a home to buy while we were on a house-hunting trip this past summer. The market was very tight and limited our selection in our price range, but Lance was great about helping us look at all our options in a limited time frame. His knowledge of the local building history was helpful in understanding the homes we saw. With his input we were able to find a home that fit our budget and had many of the characteristics that we were looking for. Hannah S