Freehold Real Estate Agents – How to Pick A Realtor for Selling a Home
As a Freehold Real Estate Agent I have met tons of people in need of help selling a home. (After all, that is my job!) While what I am talking about today is not exclusive to Freehold New Jersey, I am going to be talking about Freehold specifically. So don’t worry if you are not looking specifically at Freehold NJ. It is always so great getting to meet people and seeing how I can be of use to them. I often ask how someone decided on their Freehold Real Estate Agents and the answers always surprise me. Most often, people hear of me through recommendations. This makes sense because we trust our friends and family far more than any Google search. (Tip: be careful trusting Facebook community pages and the recommendations there. So many times I have seen the friends/family of a real estate agent recommend them as if they were a client!)
But a lot of times people pick Freehold Real Estate Agents because they just seemed like a good fit. I worry about all of the people who hoped for the best when looking for an agent to help sell a home in Freehold, New Jersey and were met with disappointment. There is so much that goes into picking a good real estate agent FOR YOU! And just because someone was a good Freehold Real Estate Agent for your friend, does not mean that they are going to be a good fit for you. Every individual and family is different and therefore has different needs. It really is so important to do your research before picking a realtor for selling a home. I want to help people make informed decisions when they are looking for a realtor for selling a home. So here it is! Freehold Real Estate Agents Picking Guide!
Real Estate Agent Background – Freehold Realtor
Freehold Real Estate Agents Question Number One:
How long have you been in the business? This one is pretty obvious. More time in the industry means more experience which means better service for you! However, that is not to discredit new and upcoming agents. Here’s a tip for you if you are considering a real estate agent that is new to the industry: ask if they have a mentor. Is there someone in their office who they work closely with that they could turn to ask questions should a situation arise? Another tip for choosing your Freehold Realtor is to always choose someone who is a full-time real estate agent. I cannot emphasize enough how necessary it is to work with someone who has the time and energy to be there for you. So many times people have been frustrated with during their real estate transactions because they felt that their Freehold Realtor did not have enough time for them.
Freehold Real Estate Agents Question Number Two:
Do you work alone or do you have a team? This ties in so well to what I was talking about in regards to the issue of a Freehold Realtor having the time and energy for you. There is so much that goes on behind the scenes when it comes to real estate. Being alone is cause for concern. If the real estate agent you are considering is solo then it is important to ask how they can promise to get all of the work done and be there for you. Now that you know some of the basic background information, you need to find out about the Freehold Realtor and the way they work and practice business.
Realtor Practices – Freehold Realty
Freehold Real Estate Agents Question Number Three:
What sets you apart from the competition? I don’t need to tell you that Freehold Realty is very crowded. There are tons of very qualified real estate agents. This question is so important for weeding out the bad ones. Are they a Freehold native? Do they have their phone on for questions or concerns at all times of the day? Do they have awards? What about special certifications? When it comes to Freehold Realty you really have to diligent about finding out what makes an agent special. Because every family and every home and every transaction are a little different. What about a real estate agent makes them a match for you?
Freehold Real Estate Agents Question Number Four:
How will you communicate? If for some reason you could only ask one question (and being able to only ask one question is a red flag, just so we are clear) then this is the question to ask. The number one reason that clients do not return to a past agent is because of miscommunication or lack of communication entirely. I cannot stress enough how important it is to find an agent who is going to communicate with you and be there for you. It is important to find someone who matches your style. If you want to have someone who will answer phone calls, make sure you communicate that. If you prefer text messages, that is perfectly fine! Just make sure your real estate agent is aware of that.
Freehold Real Estate Agents Question Number Five:
What happens if I am not happy? In Freehold NJ realty there are two kinds of contracts: conditional and unconditional. If you are unhappy with your real estate agent and want to leave, a conditional contract will state that you are not allowed to list with another agent until the duration of the original contract has expired. An unconditional contract allows you to leave the real estate agent without any conditions.
Monmouth County Real Estate Guide – Monmouth County NJ Realtor
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I have been a Monmouth County NJ Realtor for over a decade now. So no one knows Monmouth County Real Estate as I do! Today’s blog came from my video “5 Real Estate Questions – You Must Ask Before Hiring An Agent ”. If you are interested in hearing more about this topic I would suggest checking out that video. Click here to watch! It is only five minutes long. If you are good on information on how to find a realtor, then check out the rest of my channel. Feel free to subscribe so that you can stay up to date about all things related to Monmouth County Real Estate.
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