Here's a question I get asked every so often:
"What's the most important quality I should look for in a REALTORÂ®?"
You might get asked that question yourself every so often -- by a friend, work colleague or family member looking for real estate help.
Here's my answerâ€¦
There are a lot of qualities you want in a real estate professional:
Â· A friendly, caring attitude.
Â· Strong sales, marketing and negotiation skills.
Â· A track record of satisfied customers.
Â· An organized approached to taking care of all the details.
Â· A network of professionals. (Lawyers, contractors, movers, etc.)
This list goes on and on. But if I were to choose one it would be this: Listening.
A good REALTORÂ® really listens to the client's concerns and wishes. Throughout the years I realized it takes a TEAM to get things done properly to ensure our clients everything they want and to make sure the entire process of buying/sellig goes smoothly. You're more than welcome to visit http://www.InvestInArizonaHomes.com which will give you access to search the MLS at your convenience, or get the latest news or real estate updates! You can always give us a quick call or stop by our office.
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These are the features that I believe are important: http://www.arizonahomesland.com/servicesprovidedbuyers.html
Call me with any questions. I would be pleased to help you.
Jeffrey Masich, Realtor, GRI, MBA
Arizona homes and land for purchase or sale
Since you are going to be trusting a REALTOR with perhaps the single largest sale or purchase of your life I would work with someone who you trust, feel comfortable with and believe has your best interest at heart. There are over 30,000 agents in The State of Arizona. All of us can list and sell homes, but there are great differences in experience, work style, ethics, negotiation skills and many other important factors. The REALTOR you choose to do business with will spend a lot of time with you and on your behalf and your best interest should be their number one concern.
For example - if you are buying a home and it turns out to have a bad inspection, a great REALTOR will tell you to cancel and find something better. Others might try to convince you that those issues are minor and that you should close the transaction. In the case of selling a home, a great REALTOR will help you understand that there are some repairs you may need to do in order to close your sale and get top dollar where as others may try to get you to list for a lower price for a quick sale. It all comes back to you and your needs. You may want an as-is quick sale and not to be bothered with repairs or you may be willing to make some repairs to maximize your return. A great REALTOR will discuss with you and determine a plan of action for your needs.
I hope this helps. If you are looking for an agent - let me throw my hat in the ring with the rest of the Trulia gang. Many great agents giving advice and answers on here. I hope you find one to help you with your real estate needs.
WEST USA REALTY
TOP 1% in Sales
The most prestigious nationally-recognized designation in the real estate profession is the GRI (Graduate, REALTORÂ® Institute). Some have compared it to the CPA designation for accountants, because it involves taking 90 hours of classroom education on a wide variety of real estate subjects, plus passing three (3) comprehensive written examinations.
Real estate is complicated. If the REALTORÂ® you interview hasn't invested the time and effort to earn the GRI, ask him/her why not, and see if you agree with the answer.
Leonard Dunikoski, GRI
Diane Turton Realtors â€“ Rumson Office
8 West River Road
Rumson, NJ 07760
(732) 239-0739 (cell) (732) 530-6686 (office)
I would suggest that you interview a few different agents and ask as many questions as possible and list all of your concerns. Just make sure that you feel comfortable and confident in the agent you choose. Ask for recommendations and what there plan of attack is.
I suggest to potential clients to interview their agents prior to hiring them. You may want to ask for written referrals.
Also, Tools available and a plan to have a successful close.
In this market it can take several offers to purchase a home. If you want to buy or sell be confident your agent has a plan to achieve a successful sale.
Sincerely, Lucinda Tkach
I look for honesty, ethics, knowledge, and I want to work with a person who is professional and easy to relate to - where my needs, preferences are the priority. I want to know that the Realtor is looking out for me and what is in my best interest at all times
and then executes.
So ask yourself what characteristics are most important to you?