If you want to buy a home in 2018, you’re going to want to find the right St George real estate agent to help you. Whether you’re buying a home after bankruptcy or foreclosure, you’re a military family, a first responder, or a first-time buyer, you’re going to need someone with the qualifications and experience to find you the perfect St George home. To do so, you shouldn’t just pick a name at random. Make an educated decision by interviewing several agents and discussing these three different areas with them first.
Finding the Right St George Real Estate Agent
One of the first things to ask about when searching for a St George real estate agent is what kind of experience they have. How long have they been working in the real estate industry? Which communities do they specialize in? Blooming Ranches. Green Springs. Paradise Canyon. The Cliffs of Snow Canyon. If they can rattle off specifics of each neighborhood without any hesitation, you know they are well versed in the community. Are they a real estate agent or a REALTOR@? REALTORS@ are required to work within a specific code of ethics set forth by the National Association of REALTORS@. You shouldn’t necessarily dismiss an agent if they’re brand new to the game. Instead, ask them if they work closely with a broker. A broker receives additional education in the real estate field and oversees a group of agents in an office.
Communication is key to any successful relationship, including one between a buyer and their agent. But how we communicate varies from person to person. Discuss how often you expect to hear from your St George real estate agent. Also, ask them what form this communication will take. Nowadays, email and text message rule our lives. However, if you need to hear from your agent directly, make sure they know that you’ll accept nothing less than a phone call. If that’s a problem for them, mark them off your “maybe” list.
Another crucial step in finding the right St George real estate agent is to check their availability. How many clients do they currently work for? Five or six means that they still have time for you. Ten or more could hinder their ability to keep up with your needs. Of course, everyone handles workloads differently, too. Ask them how many St George homes they helped their clients close on over the past 12 months. How long did it take from start to finish? If it was more than two or three months, what were the delays?
Once you have interviewed three or four prospects, you’ll be able to make an educated guess about which St George real estate agent to hire. Finding an agent is a lot like dating. You need to “date” a few to find out if your personalities mesh. Once you find common ground, you can partner up. That’s the best way to make your real estate transaction run as smoothly as possible.
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