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How can I find agents who would work with real estate investors?

Asked by Serra, Bay Street Viaduct Area, Savannah, GA Sat Nov 10, 2007

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Most of us work with investors....but your #1 question to a prospective agent should be: "are YOU an investor?" Select a Realtor who is an active investor...it will be a beter match for your investor.
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The Hagley G…, Real Estate Pro in Pleasanton, CA
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Serra,
You are wise to seek a REALTOR with residential investment property experience. The advantages, disadvantages, tax implications, etc. are quite different than owning a primary residence. There are so many variables. Too many to post here...

To find a REALTOR with residential investment experience (there is no official NAR designation for this), a referral from a friend or colleague is always the best bet. Failing that, contact a few of the most respected real estate brokers in the area where you are looking to buy. Ask to speak to the "broker of record". He/she should be able to provide the names of an agent or two with such experience. Interview at least 3 agents, then pick the one you like best!

Best of luck and happy hunting!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Nov 10, 2007
Shop around. Find a location and interview an agent or two. For property in AZ visit http://www.awdr.net
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 20, 2007
Find a Realtor or broker who knows how to quantify the investment value of a given property. Dont' come across as a know it all - none of us know it all. Make both your objectives an capacity clear without bullshitting or putting on airs. Work towards a long term relationship of trust and loyalty that will put you at the top of the list for proprties BEFORE they go on the market.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 19, 2007
The two are not always compatible. The first question I would ask - Tell me about your experience and please give me a few recommendations along with the listings you sold to them.

You do not want to be competing with your Agent on the same investment property. Choose an agent who doesn't invest in the same type of properties you are interested in.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 12, 2007
Cindi is right, your first question should be 'are you a successful investor?'
Many agents will say, "YES, I work with investors" but truly are not qualified to.

Call around and interview.
Also, if you find an agent in a different area/state that works with investors see if they have a referral in your area. Many investors invest nationally so agents have contacts outside of their area.

You are going to have to get referrals. Do you know any successful investors in your area? If not start searching the web. Plus you posted here, so it is very possible an agent close to your area will also get you pointed in the right direction.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Nov 11, 2007
How about an ad on craigslist looking for a Realtor.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Nov 10, 2007
Pam Winterba…, Real Estate Pro in Danville, VA
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Hi Serra:

The first thing that I would ask to answer your question is "Are you a Realtor"? If so, call me and I will help you answer your question.
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