Our approach to Property Management & Real Estate is uniquely different from the typical Property Management or Real Estate service provider. We not only believe in providing the absolute best service possible, we also love to share any and everything to our clients that could further better their understanding, experience and comfort levels.
Knowing is key.
Good real estate agents can be difficult to find if you don’t know the qualities to look for.
Some of the best traits to look for when vetting for an agent are:
1. They communicate
As a house seller or buyer it can be stressful dealing with an agent who’s not a great communicator. The real estate market is time sensitive, so you need an agent who will let you know quickly where you stand with your current buying or selling situation so you can move on quickly to another property or potential buyer.
2. They’re proactive
A good agent should be proactively calling potential buyers, communicating with existing customers and constantly chasing new leads. The key element of being proactive is keeping the client well informed.
“If your clients keep calling you, you’re not giving them enough information,”
3. They listen
Most good agents will tell you to be wary of an agent who talks too much.
Truth is, if you can’t get a word in when communicating with your agent, then you’ve got a problem.
4. They’re client motivated
Put simply, if the customer gets a good a deal, the agent gets a good deal, which is why it ‘s so important to choose an agent who puts their vendors first.
A good agent will always have their clients needs as their top priority.
“Buying and selling houses can be stressful and it’s important for the agent to make sure that the client is feeling supported and happy.”
6. They know their clients time frame
Timing awareness is essential to a good client/agent relationship.
“You need to know if the client is in a hurry to sell. If they need to settle soon, the agent should know this and should be working to a tighter time frame. If the client isn’t in a rush the agent can shop around and advise the client to wait for a better market so they can get a decent price on their house.”
8. They aren’t afraid to give you their last 20 clients as references
The best way to get a good agent is use their past clients as references.
“If you’ve lined up a new agent and you want to make sure that they’re the best fit for you, ask them for testimonials or statements from their last 20 clients. Not selected clients, literally the last 20. A good agent should be able to give you a positive reference from any of their past clients.”
“As a client or customer, you’re the one who should be doing most of the talking and making sure that your agent understands your special requests and needs. A good agent should be asking all the questions not the other way around.”