I. Where do you start?
As your grandma would say “people come in all shapes and sizes and different backgrounds”, and the same applies to folks in all professions including the realtors. Picking the right agent comes down to personal preference as you would be hiring that person to be your personal confident, advisor, consultant and a friend. Go for an agent that will be great to work with, flexible, open, well informed and knowledgeable as well as responsive, friendly, professional, patient and not so grumpy!
II. Are famous realtors best to work with?
III. Are the smaller realtor shops worse or better?
IV. Does commission play a role in picking a realtor?
V. Can you just pay the listing fee?
The agent you decide to hire will serve as your fiduciary and his/her responsibility will be to keep all of your information confidential from other agents throughout the house hunting purchase or sale transaction. The confidentiality helps in the final negotiation process so picking a broker that takes this relationship very seriously will help you in the end. If you can see your realtor as your trusted friend and a counselor than you may have found the right person.
Thank you for reading my article! My name is Livia Keesee and I’m a local full service Realtor® in the beautiful Raleigh, Durham, Chapel also known as the Triangle. I pride myself on working with great people every day that are relocating to this area, moving out or that are upgrading to bigger better homes. I spend time educating my clients on all their is to know about local real estate economy, market, neighborhoods, red flags, regulations and the transaction process. I look forwarding to working with you!