The Best Real Estate Agents and Realtors
When your are looking for the best real estate agent to list or help purchase you next home, the task can be very frustrating. It isn’t important to only find the best Realtor that works well with their clients, but one that works well with other real estate agents. It is something that isn’t always considered when people are looking for the best Realtors near them.
Real estate agents are just like any other profession. There are good ones and bad ones. It isn’t just a case of finding the best agent to work with but many agents specialize in certain niches. Such a luxury, horse properties, mountain properties or condos.
Why the best agents work well with other Realtors
There are lots of reasons the best Realtors work well with other real estate agents. For one, I learned years ago that good agents aren’t jerks. They are confident and educated enough that they can be nice and still accomplish the goal of doing what is best for their clients. The Realtors that aren’t confident and educated enough to do their job without bullying the other agent. People would be amazed at the types of Realtors I have to deal with on a regular basis. It’s almost like they don’t want the deal to get done.
Just a couple of the most recent examples of agents I have dealt with in just the last couple months.
The best Realtors Use Technology the help buyers and sellers
In this day and age you can not be the best real estate agent if you don’t know how to use technology to help buyers and sellers. For buyers a Realtor needs to have a website that is easy to use, up to date and sends out automatic emails alerts the second a property becomes available in the MLS. A real estate agent also must be able to use all the data tools available to help determine the proper price to put in the offer. In this seller market we are seeing more and more listing agents allowing their clients to list their home over priced to “test” the market. This means the price is too high and a good buyer agent can find the best comparables to show the reason the offer is lower than the list price.
For listing agents the knowledge of technology is an absolute must. It is important to understand social media, web design and SEO. Digital marketing has taken over traditional and old school marketing and even some of the large franchises have been left in the dark ages of print marketing and open houses. That is not how to sell a listing in 2019.
A busy discount real estate company might not be the best choice
Buyers and sellers must know how to pick the best real estate brokers. It isn’t easy. Make sure your agent isn’t too over confident and promising you they can sell your home for a specific price or in a certain amount of time. Make sure they are not telling your they can do things that are totally out of their control. Also be cautious of discount real estate companies. They work on volume. That means they need to have 10 times more clients than a company with traditional commission structure. If you think it is hard to get a hold of an agent now, wait till you use one that has 100 clients. Sometimes an agent that has a 100 listings is not necessarily the best real estate agent.