how to find a good buyer's agent?

Asked by Linda Casbon, 11231 Mon Nov 2, 2009

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Dena Stevens, Agent, Canon City, CO
Wed Nov 4, 2009
I agree with all of these answers. Do your homework, google around, ask friends and family, ask your neighbors, ask your loan officer. You and your buyers agent could be spending much time together so this person and you should get along well and they should have a good idea of how to get you what you want.

Dena Stevens
Colorado Western Real Estate, llc
719 369-9087
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Josh Smiling, Agent, New York, NY
Mon Nov 2, 2009
The best buyers agent is someone that can tune into your needs and wants, and can translate them into results. Usually when looking for a buyers agent, a referral is the best route. I usually think that an agent who has produced results for someone in your circle is a good place to start. I typically work on the buy side of my transactions and have been in the business for over ten years working in Brooklyn and Queens with First Time Buyers. Id love to talk further to see if I can be of assistance. Feel free to drop me an email or call. Talk soon-

Josh Smiling
Principal Broker
Smiling Realty
917 807 7942
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Mitchell Fel…, Agent, Brooklyn, NY
Mon Nov 2, 2009
Dear Linda:

The best way is to have a close friend or family member refer you to an agent they had a good experience with. If you cannot locate an agent in that fashion, I would suggest you personally visit several offices in the areas you wish to purchase and meet the agents in person. Ask them what they do when they represent a buyer and how they can help you. Also ask them if they charge you a fee and if so how much. Make it like a job interview. Then go with your gut.

If I can be of further assistance, please let me know.

Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales
Madison Estates & Properties, inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665
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Cathy Catale…, Agent, staten island, NY
Mon Nov 2, 2009
I agree, interview at least 3 agents in THE AREA IN WHICH YOU ARE LOOKING TO PURCHASE. Also, check out what sources of internet listings they belong to.

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Joe Salcedo, , San Jose, CA
Mon Nov 2, 2009
Good Morning

All you have to do is to interview at least 3 agent in your area and get the
one that can help you from the beginning to the end of the transaction. First
request from the agent the CMA if you are going to offer the a house, be sure
that the agent is knowledgable he know how to negotiate from the listing agent.
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