Choosing the right real estate agent is the first important step when it comes to buying and selling your home. You want an agent with the right experience, knowledge and personality that will work for you. Below are our top 5 things you should be looking for in your next real estate agent.
1. A Licensed, Full-Time Real Estate Agent
Might seem like a no-brainer, but you need to make sure you’re working with a true professional when making this big investment decision. A full-time real estate agent is completely dedicated to serving their clients and will be more readily available for your questions and needs than someone just working part time. Someone who is looking at properties daily and even on the weekends has a full understanding about the current market and will be able to negotiate more effectively with this knowledge for their buyers and sellers.
2. Treats You with Respect
Educating you on the real estate process with respect should be one of your top requirements. Real estate can sometimes be confusing and at times stressful, especially for first-time buyers. Your realtor should be happy to take their time to answer all of your question and make sure you are feeling comfortable. You are not a number, and you certainly are not a commission check.
3. Makes Your Needs a Priority
So your timeline is a year out? And your budget may or may not be flexible? Your realtor should ask you the right questions so, as a team, you both navigate your needs in order for your realtor to create a specialized plan that fits you and your family’s wishes.
4. Knows Your Neighborhood
Having in-depth knowledge about the particular neighborhood you are selling in or would like to buy in is a huge advantage for you. They are already very aware of the current market rates, trends, schools, new developments and all the other factors you want to take into consideration. When your realtor is experienced in your location it helps the process move along smoother and faster.
5. Has a Team of Support
Your realtor should be able to do it all, but they shouldn’t do it all! Leveraging a support team for the back office allows your realtor to negotiate, find properties and give your family a competitive advantage without diversions. A team of specialists includes a Transaction Coordinator, Executive Assistant and Showing Assistant.
How We Can Help
Our team at The Wieloch Group in Atlanta, GA has helped place 50 families into new homes equating to $16.8 Million in sales volume. The Wieloch Group is 8 years old; however, collectively, we have over 12 years of full-time experience in the real estate industry. Your dream of finding a home will always be our top priority and we will provide you with the highest level of service.
Contact us today to chat about your Atlanta real estate questions and needs!