There are many ways to find a realtor to work with...you can start online checking Google for the top results in your area, you can check on Trulia, Zillow, referrals from friends and family...or the old fashioned way of walking into a real estate office. Best of luck!
The FIRST is your phone book. Asking friends and family for recommendations is a great way to find someone who other people you know have used and trust.
The SECOND is online. Looking for a realtor online is great because many times you can look through reviews. Realtors with a lot of great reviews are worth giving a call.
If you have any other questions, give me a call :)
(1) First, put a "For Sale By Owner" sign in front of your house and interview the first 4 Realtors that show up. The Agents that are actively working in your area will call or visit you.
Do you really want an Agent that does NOT have the professional ethic to visit FSBOs in order to be in touch with their market? [no!]
Pay attention to their contact regarding professionalism.
(2) Download the super helpful guide on HOW to interview a Realtor & make the most money found at http://choosingapro.com/ We found it to be a great resource!
Happy selling! :-)
You can find a Keller Williams Agent in your area by going to KW.com and reading and researching an Agent. I do have Great contacts in CA if you need options. I would be more than happy to help you!
Or call me at 949-290-5491 or 843-235-4756
I hope your journey ends with the perfect home for your family.
If I were looking for a realtor and lender team, I would ask those I trust:
As a 25+ year veteran of this industry, I have learned that YOUR best place to find your realtor is what is best for you.
Whether it is by phone or a face to face meeting or even email, whomever you feel most comfortable with is your realtor.
The process of purchasing a home is, to say the least, a little stressful. Make sure that the person with whom you choose to work is someone that you can work with as a team....because you will be with them when choosing a home, negotiating the contract and the 30-60 days during the escrow process.
When you drive through the communities where you want to live, whose signs do you see in the front yard? ................... Who do you know that has purchased a home recently? ...................Perhaps your manager at work or a member of your work team? If you want someone who shares similar values, ask members when you attend your community event such as running club, animal rescue, Malacology Society..-------You have many options if you choose to act on them--------If turning towards those you know or those who are attempting to contact you seem a bad choice, you could turn to advertising sites like Zillow and Trulia. ----------Best of success, ------Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate Remax Realtec Group, -------- Palm Harbor, FL------ 727.420.4041 ------http://FIrstLookHomes.us.
It is not as important to find a Realtor who has sold the most homes, has the most experience or works for the largest and most well-known company as it is to find someone that is professional. You want an agent that will listen to you, uses ethical conduct, and knows the market.
You can also attend open houses and meet real estate agents. See how they interact with you and answer your questions. Pay attention to how they show the home. Take notes and collect business cards. Then you can compare the agents you saw.
Look at web sites of Realtors or real estate agents. Read any testimonials they have. Call them up and ask questions about their experience and how they work with buyers. Get a feel for them and what they can do for you.
You also want an agent that will work within your schedule. Most of the time it needs to be someone who works as an agent full-time. They are available days, nights, and weekends. Not all agents work the same way. Find one that you are comfortable with. Trust your instincts.
Tammy Hayes, Realtor, Re/Max Palm Realty, http://www.tammyhayes.remaxagent.com/
1) If you're already pre-approved, ask your lender who may be a good match for you.
2) Ask family and friends who have had a great, not OK, experience with a Realtor.
3) Do exactly what you're doing. Search Trulia, Active Rain and other online resources to see who answers questions in a manner that aligns with your own philosophy.
There are so many great real estate professionals out there. To not find one is an outcome you can easily avoid with a little effort.
Best of luck and let me know if I can help in any manner.
If you do not know anyone that could refer you then you can look for an agent online. You want someone that is full time and experienced. Just because someone has been doing real estate for many years does not mean they are good. A good Realtor has at least 5 years under their belt and over 120 deals. That's only 2 a month. Every deal I do is a new learning experience, a new situation. If I had not done hundreds of deals I would not have the superior knowledge I have today. I would make sure the Realtor has designations, continuing education, networking connections, knows the contracts exceptionally well, and extreme local knowledge where you are buying.
Interview at least three. Once you find a few you think you like read their reviews, google their names, and talk to past clients. Then pick the one you like the best.
I wish you the best of luck. I used to live in La Canada and could refer you a great agent if you wish!
As Alex said there are a few ways to find a Realtor. What you really want to focus on when looking at such sites as Zillow, Trulia, Yelp or personal websites is previous client reviews. Upon reading the reviews call a few Realtors, ask for the list of past clients that gave the reviews.
Yelp is a great place to start, you will find very candor reviews some not so nice but an accurate assessment from the person who took their time to write the review. On the flip side just keep in mind there are Realtors out there creating fake reviews which makes it very confusing!
It's about doing your homework speaking to that Realtors past clients and making sure that you are a match to work together, sometimes people just don't click.
Regarding searching Google, you really have to sift through the websites some agents use pay per clicks which means they pay to have their website at the top of the page. Not necessarily always being the number Realtor in the area.
We are always happy to provide potential clients our list, we feel it's very important that you hear how their transactions went.
Feel free to look us up:
Yelp - Jennifer and Gary Ricco Remax of Santa Clarita
Zillow - Jennifer Ricco SCV Real Estate
We would like the opportunity to earn your business!
Jennifer Ricco Remax of Santa Clarita