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Missjoby, Other/Just Looking in Sachse, TX

how do you find a reputable buyer's agent?

Asked by Missjoby, Sachse, TX Mon Apr 16, 2012

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Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Great Question.

Buyers agents like any agents should be interviewed to ascertain if they meet your specific needs. Questions to ask is how long have they been in the business? Do they represent both buyers and sellers? How many homes have they sold? How knowledgeable are they about the area that you wish to buy a home in? These are basic questions for all realtors. You may also look on there personal website and see if they have been given testimonials from their past clients. Even if they are reputable you may not click with them. So their are intangible things that are personal to you. How you like to communicate, what you expect, and your general feeling about the person who is going to represent you.

All in all it is important that you feel good about the realtor that you wish to represent you after they have satisfied you with the answers to your questions. Let me know if I may be of any additional help. Thank you for allowing the realtor community to be of assistance.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 16, 2012
Great question! Don't just search online. Ask friends and family for recommendations but do talk to several agents and determine whom you feel most comfortable with. You'll be working with this person a LOT over the next few months so it's important to choose wisely. Make sure you not only feel that the agent is on the "same page" but also listens to what you want and follows through. Search out what their clients have said about them and even take a peek at their facebook page to gauge their personality / behavior.

-Amy S. Arey, Realtor
Halo Group Realty, LLC
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 23, 2014
Best way is word of mouth from happy clients. Almost all my business is referral from friends and past clients. I have a list of references - people who I have assisted in buying or selling. Happy to send it to you and would be happy to assist you! Thanks!
Susan Hanson
Your Home Is Where My Heart Is!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 3, 2012
In addition to suggestions below, check out Trulia.com Find a Pro tool and interview a few agents to see how they understand the duties of the buyers agent - and if their understanding matches yours.
Check out referrals published on Trulia.com and Zillow.com.
Read agents profiles - to see their experience...
There are also designated ABR (Accredited Buyers Representative) agents out there - specializing in helping buyers.

Hope this helps,

Irina Karan
Beachfront Realty, Inc.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 24, 2012
Roxanne and Bruce both had good answers. You should probably interview a couple of different agents. The agent that is perfect for one person may be a complete personality conflict with you. You need to find someone that you can work with and someone that will work with you.

While the other agents have all volunteered to lend you a hand, I will also say that I am ready, willing, and able to start working for you today. Give me a call. I'd love to interview for the job to be your agent.

It's more than real estate. It's RAYL-Estate!

Brian Rayl
Keller Williams Elite
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 19, 2012
PICK ME .... happy to assist you

Direct link of my profile

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Credit Repair Advisor
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 16, 2012
First start by asking your family or friends who they have used in the past and see if they would recommend that agent again. If so, contact that agent and set up a time for an appointment and talk to them frankly and honestly about your needs and expectations. Tell them how you want to be communicated with, frequency and ask them any other important questions you might have concerns about. Before you begin this process, make sure that you are pre-qualified for a loan so that this is not a waste of time for anyone.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 16, 2012
Word of mouth from friends or family can be a good source. If that is not an option I would interview several and see who gives you a good feeling and seems knowledgeable. Most agents are reputable, but many lack experience and in real estate experience is key. Speak to some agents, those with a gazillion listings are probably going to be pretty busy and hard to find since they would seem to be more into finding listing than working short notice with buyers. Ask how long they have been in real estate and in that area. Avoid part time agents since they will have other jobs or duties that might make them unavailable when you want them. I am sure you will find a perfect match.
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