1. Set you up on a daily mls update with your criteria.
2. Call you daily to see what you think about the properties.
3. Preview properties for you. Take more pictures of them, report to you the condition.
4. Email the results.
by the time you get here the agent should have a good idea of the homes you like. Don't worry if a house is sold in the meantime it will happen, there are a lot of homes to choose from.
don't take a referal agent if they are taking a fee from the agent.
Look on trulia for tampa agents, look at their answers to questions and decide if one of them has the character you are looking for then call them. Also check out their blog and make sure they are not one of those Buy,Buy,Buy agents. I don't sell houses I let them sell themselves this may cost me business but I always have happy clients, I think it would be wise to choose an agent with similar qualities.
I am a Dallas reatlor work with many relo's or investors across the county. We offer the following services on behalf of client:
a) Interviw client for specifications
b) MLS search forward homes based on item a
c) We work in concert with client narrow items down per item b
d) Tour home on their behalf take as many pic's/video with narrative of your findings, pic's include street shot of entire area, and etc.
e) Communicate your findings with buyer
f) Upon your arrival we schedule properties where we all agree if you dont like property close door and move on max. time spent on ones you like for a repeat visit later during your visit.
h) If any properties you dont like OR perfer to add more to tour we have laptop and etc. therefore we can search immediately while we are out.
i) We recommend for clients to start early 9 am go till sunsets.
Hope that assist you while you choose realtor in that area.
A lot can be accomplished through email communications and being sent sample properties. It is important that as the agent sends you samples you offer feedback. This is critical in helping the agent to zero in on your preferences.
If the preliminary work is done efficiently, you will be able to narrow your search down and identify priority homes that you definitely want to see. The key is to accomplish as much as you possibly can before making your visit to preview property.
It is imortant to bring a camera and take pictures of the homes you will be previewing since it is common, when seeing a number of homes, to become confused. Pictures, MLS information and personal notes will come in handy.
Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions.
Best regards & Happy New Year
Susan & Bill Eckler
Michael Saunders & Company
When my clients are ready to come to town to look at the properties that I selected for them, I like to have at least 48 hours in advance so I can make appointments with the Sellers of the selected homes. If I am going to show 10 homes, I prefer to show 5 at the most per day. Many times it is useful to take photos of the homes you like in order to make a decision.
Of course, every Realtor has its own style. Good luck in your search.
Of course, a higher end neighborhood will be somewhat easier to evaluate, but not always.
Don't forget Google usually has good aerial maps and streetview maps.