Eight Tips For Choosing ForThe Right Realtor

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					?Choosing the right realtor is key to your real estate transactions; here are eight tips
for choosing the right realtor. Following these tips can improve your chances of
getting a better realtor and a better deal on your real estate transactions.

Start with doing some research on the realtors in the areas you are looking to purchase
or sale a home. Taking the time to do this research will save you money and hassle in
the long run.

The right realtor can keep you in the flow of the real estate market changes and
legalities. If you have the right realtor, you have the knowledge of experience to help
you make these decisions.

1. Interview at least three realtors. This will give you some options to choose from.
The easiest way to find realtors in your area is to look in three different ways; on the
Internet, in the neighborhood, look for the for sale signs, ask friends and family.
2. During the interview with the realtor, you need to ask several questions to get to
the personality of the realtor. Here are some sample questions you can ask:
a. How many listings do they have for you to view, and where do they get their
listings. If you are selling your home, what kind of advertising will they be doing for
your home?
b. What experience does the realtor have? Can you check references of some of the
resent real estate transactions?
c. Will your realtor be dedicated to you? How quickly will they return your calls,
and how much time do they have to handle your real estate transaction.
d. Who will be at the closing? Will it be the realtor you are talking to, or will they
have someone in their place.
3. After the interviews are complete, you will need to sit down and review all of the
information. Take the time to think about all the people you interviewed and consider
all of the facts. This is where comfort, experience and knowledge will come into play.
4. Look for the realtor that is a little more aggressive, but not so aggressive that they
will miss the subtle requests from both the buyer and seller.
5. Check for licenses, training and recognitions from the leading real estate
departments in your area. These licenses provide some protection in the
professionalism where the real estate realtor is concerned.
6. Review the terms, conditions and fees that the realtor will be asking for in the
contract they will ask you to sign. Find out what the going costs are for a realtor in
your area. These fees may be negotiable. There are many considerations involved
with this. The price of the home you are looking for. The amount of assistance you
will need from the realtor. In addition to what you want to pay.
7. Watch to find out what the negotiation skills the realtor has. This will make all the
difference when they are negotiating the price of the real estate purchase.
8. What kind of personality does the realtor have? Are they charming, have
charisma, a positive outlook and a professional appearance.
With all this in mind, you are now ready to pick out the right realtor for you. Selling
or buying a home is the biggest purchase you will likely ever make. Therefore, you
will want to have the most support possible to make the right decision.

Chuck Lunsford is the content manager for Tina Abraham, a Wilmington North

real estate broker. Whether you're looking for luxury real estate, waterfront homes,

historic Wilmington homes or a quaint little cottage Tina can knows the market and
can get your the best home to fit your

unique needs. To learn how Tina can help you find your dream Wilmington North
Carolina home call us at (910) 790-7484.