Whether you are buying or selling you have to have a connection with your Realtor.
An agent could have a long list of accomplishments, but if you do not feel comfortable with them, have that connection with them, then chances are you will not hire them.
As a Realtor I can tell you that I put my client first, Service Before Self. I understand that while myself and my team of professionals, from attorneys to mortgage loan officers, do real estate everyday my typical client does not. I educate my buyers and sellers throughout the process so they feel confident in the decisions that they will need to make while purchasing or selling.
I would love to chat with you about your real estate needs. Please feel free to call or email me at any time.
Dawn Noak, LSP
NYS Licensed Salesperson, Gladstone Group
We often get this question and I always respond by sharing with people the importance of attending "open houses" not as much for viewing the home as interacting and observing the agents hosting them.
In doing so, you can see how they interact with other people and if they know their market. I like posing the question, "What is the best value home in this area that is not a listing of yours or your companies.
Others will tell you to go with the advice of friends or relatives but this removes your ability to evaluate these individuals based on your personal needs.
Additionally, make no mistake, there is a big difference between a full and part time agent......