Agents should communicate and follow up with you before you have to chase them down. They should be on top of your transaction and process every detail with a sense of urgency.
Along with a good agent, you need a good finance broker....they can definitely make the process so much easier.
Feel free to contact me if you have questions. I am always here for my clients, day or night, 24/7
Which do you trust more:
An insurance policy from Nationwide or 'In The Wind" insurance.
Your beamer serviced at the BMW dealership or the local AAMCO?
Angies List or Truila recommends
Charmin or Stink-Finger toilet paper
iPhone or BurnPhone
Sub-Zero or Hieir
Google or Yahoo
Macy's or Dollar Tree
Ally Bank or Bank of America
Recognized and respected brands convey a trust and quality that simply does not exist with the unkown. Either choice can yield good or bad results. The other question may be where will you your turn to find an agent?
The internet has proven to be the great equalizer. The cave dweller with internet access can appear as prominent as the community shaker and mover. Knowing this...you really will be impressed to go with what you can recognize. Surprises involved with your most significant asset is rarely welcome.
Best of success.
Real Estate Professional / Prestige Realty
Bianca Bennett / 602-570-7898
this is not to say that there are not great agents at the National Brands - there are some great ones. But at the end of the day, you are hiring a single agent, regardless of the company they work for.
I do not work in AZ, but can assure you that I see smaller companies outspend the larger firms on a house by house comparison every day.
Choose the best agent, not a brand.
Kindred Real Estate
CA DRE # 01402946
1. Advantage #1 = A larger real estate firm will have access to a Multi-Million dollar marketing budget which enables that agent to place your home in front of thousands if not millions more eligible buyers in the form of National Newspapers, Magazines, Home Guides, Internet, and so on.
2. Advantage #2 = A larger firm has the money to hire more staff to ensure all agents of that office are staying compliant and not making errors that may hurt the consumer. This at times can be a real life saver to your career if your new and just starting out. Even us veterans can miss something with the way real estate contracts and compliance issues are ever changing and evolving to keep with the times.
3. Advantage #3 = Brand Recognition, it works! Folks feel more comfortable with what they know.
I hope that helps:). Visit my site at http://www.AngJohnson.com and shoot me an email if I can be of further assistance.
The Rugolo Team
Keller Williams Arizona Realty
Now 300+ Agents strong and growing
That being said as a client I bought my first home from an agent who worked for a mom and pop company, and she was awesome. Bottom line the quality of the agent depends on the agent.
Now, in a tight market like we are seeing today agents with national forms may edge out mom an pop firm agents in getting offers accepted because sellers may lean towards the name recognition.
Kawain Payne, Realtor
Prudential California Realty