CHOOSING AN AGENT
When selecting an agent, don’t be afraid to get picky. Here are some things to look for as you begin your home-buying process:
Do they have previous experience?
An agent’s track record and years of experience are the best indications of how likely they are to lead you to a successful closing. Our agents have seen it all and have shepherded many hundreds of clients to the closing table. We believe experience is the best teacher, and we have plenty of it.
Can they negotiate on your behalf?
Strategizing based on careful market analysis, preparing strong initial offers and negotiating favorable contract terms are best done by representatives who are grounded and confident. Negotiation is as much art as science, and you’ll need someone who is both sensitive to your hot-button issues and also armed with knowledge of market realities.
Will they guide you through the process?
The buying process requires an in-depth attention to detail and someone who will guide you past just finding “the one.” Be sure to choose someone who is able to explain every step of the way; the more informed you are, the more confident you’ll be in your decision.
Will they be truthful and transparent?
The best agents are those that advise you through the process with honesty, from which contract terms are most important to whether market conditions are in your favor. As a buyer, you have a lot to think about; the last thing you want is to doubt your agent’s knowledge or accuracy. We take pride in our honesty, integrity and straight talk, knowing that if any of these traits aren’t part of your experience, you may get a bad case of the dreaded “buyer’s remorse.”
We’re here to help through every step of the home buying process, but here’s a simple breakdown on what to expect through typical transactions: