Choosing an Agent
Not all agents were created equal. So how do you find a good one? Here's some tips on how to find the real estate agent that's right for you.
GET A RECOMMENDATION
REAL ESTATE IS LOCAL. YOUR AGENT SHOULD BE TOO.
COMMUNICATION IS KEY
CHECK OUT THEIR REVIEWS
TRUST YOUR GUT
If you don’t already have a relationship with a realtor, do some research, ask a friend or neighbor for a referral or schedule some listing interviews.
Every market is different and resort communities are especially unique. Your agent should be very familiar with the local inventory, the current market in that area, have a good relationship with other local agents and be successful at closing deals. In a competitive market, a knowledgable agent is crucial.
Be sure to hire an agent who you communicate well with and who is willing and able to answer any and all questions that you might have about the home purchasing process. Your agent should truly listen to you and have a good understanding of your goals for finding your new home.
Look for a Realtor®, rather than simply just a real estate agent. Agents who are designated as Realtors® are part of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and are required to adhere to a strict code of ethics during every transaction. We're proud to say that all Cahill Real Estate agents are registered Realtors®. For more info, visit NAR's Code of Ethics page.
Check out the agent's Zillow profile or website to see what others are saying about them. Did they have good experiences? To see what others are saying about us, visit our Testimonials page.
The best agent is not the sales guy who just tells you what you want to hear. You want an agent who is able and willing to give you good and sound advice to help you successfully navigate the market and make decisions that are right for you.
Ultimately, you should choose an agent you trust and the one you believe will have your best interests in mind. Be cautious of agents who make you sign a contract binding you to them before you get a chance to know them.
At Cahill Real Estate, we pride ourselves on all of the above in addition to offering our clients the advantage of a full team able to offer clients extensive experience, expertise and accessibility. Get to know our team of experts!