So what are you looking for in an agent? How about someone who promptly returns your calls and makes an effort to be available to show potential properties? A good buyer's agent needs to be willing to work for your business. And you definitely need a "local" agent. While just about any agent can find properties to show you, a local agent will be familiar with the areas and communities you are looking at.
Also, try to locate a full-time Realtor. You really want to be working with someone who makes real estate a full-time profession. Many agents only do real estate as a secondary job. They are not always as available as they should be to service a client. You just don't want to be put off while your agent finishes their shift at a local restaurant. :)
Even though buyer representation is now largely available to home buyers across the country, it wasnâ€™t always so. As an advocate of home buyers, REBAC has played a key role in creating that changeâ€”helping home buyers receive the same level of representation in real estate transactions that was previously only awarded to sellers.
By effecting substantial changes to the REALTORSÂ® Code of Ethics, REBAC has helped change the way real estate brokerage is conducted across the country, ultimately providing better service to real estate home buyers.
REBAC continues to serve home buyers by providing valuable information resources on the buying process and helping to connect home buyers with qualified buyerâ€™s representatives.
I am have obtained my ABR designation. Contact me if you or someone you know can use my sevices.
Listening to your client's needs.
Detailing the transaction process
Good negotiating skills.
Resolution of issues
Alleviating your client's concerns
Exceeding your client's expectations
Familiarity with the local real estate market
These are just a few that immediately come to mind.
Windermere Real Estate
Recommendations on price, strategy, and timing are all things you can expect. There is no magic formula, just hard work, thoroughness and a pleasant, helpful attitude works best.