What area are you looking to buy your home? Interview a couple of real estate professionals who work in the area you want. I work in the Miami area west of the airport and you're more than welcome to contact me if you'd like.
The Keyes Company
First read all the responses you have received here. See which agents work the area you want to purchase at, whether it is Kissimmee or Miami. Click on their photo, read their reviews and then once decided, click on contact the agent. Good luck!
â€¢ The first question you should ask is whether the agent is a REALTORÂ®.
â€¢ Does the agent have an active real estate license in good standing? To find this information, you can check with your stateâ€™s governing agency.
â€¢ Is real estate their full-time career?
â€¢ Ask how long the real estate agent has been working full time. It is not that newer agents aren't capable; it just is a factor in making an informed decision. Many "experienced" agents are not always the best choice either. Especially if they haven't kept up with technology.
â€¢ It is important that your agent is knowledgeable. Ask questions about things you have learned through your new-found interest in real estate. If they don't know more than you - after all, this is her livelihood! - go on to seasoned agent. Local knowledge is critical.
â€¢ Ask your agent where they live. An agent that lives and works locally will have their finger on the pulse of the market and be able to answer important questions about the community. They should at a minimum know the schools, shopping areas, community parks, etc. where they work.
â€¢ Another good method is to contact the agent with whom a friend or relative previously worked with. If this agent produced positive results for a friend, there's a good chance they will do the same for you.
â€¢ In exchange for your commitment, how will the agent help you accomplish your goals?
â€¢ How will the agent help you accomplish your goals? Ask â€œHow will you keep me informed about the progress of my transaction? How frequently?" Using what media? Again, this is not a question with a correct answer, but that one reflects your desires.
â€¢ And lastly, once you find the right agent to work with, the most ethical and important thing to keep in mind is: in exchange for their commitment to you, the agent will expect you to cooperate and be loyal to them. Work with only 1 agent at a time and donâ€™t be hesitant to sign an Exclusive Buyers Brokerage Agreement with them. This is a simple guarantee that will show your honesty as well as the mutual relationship that will be formed between you and them during the process.
You can start by looking at trulia profiles and read agent's recommendations.
I would be happy to assist you, I am VIP on Trulia and top agent in Miami. My services to buyers are free. I can help you with everything including financing. Please contact me directly at email@example.com
Mortgage Broker response:
As you can see, there are a lot of realtors in Florida who want your business, so shopping for that â€œRight Oneâ€ can be overwhelming!
So hereâ€™s a quick 5 item test to help identify that â€œRight One.â€
Find one who:
1. is also a real estate Investor who currently owns multiple rental properties
2. treats you as if you are buying a $5,000,000 property
3. has good credit with over 700 scores
4. has a smart phone so they can answer all your calls and emails quickly
4. is a broker or buyer's agent who does not have to split the 3% commission
5. is willing to offer Realtor Rebate to a buyer willing to get Pre Approved (click here)
Pro Option Mortgage/ Florida
Ph: 888 662 4404
I would recommend starting by finding an agent the is specialized in your area, then interviewing a few, and find the one with the best fit.
If you are looking for someone with a specialty, like Investment property, you can also ask a few agents about their experience in that as well.
All the best,
Good luck and happy house hunting
I would suggest speaking to several of the realtors that are here on Trulia answering questions or look at the profile section under the area you are interested in.
If you are looking in the South Florida area I would be glad to speak with you regarding your real estate needs.
Feel free to contact me directly,
South Florida Brokers