Whether you are buying or selling, navigating the housing market is a huge undertaking. The already stressful process of moving has been made more difficult due to new state, city and national laws that were passed after the financial crash of 2008. Even experienced sellers and buyers may want to consider hiring a real estate team to find the best solution for their family and budget. Here are some tips that may help you choose the right real estate agent for you.
The most trustworthy endorsements are the ones from satisfied customers. Call up your friends, family and neighbors and ask them to recommend a real estate agent. If you are new to an area, search online to find real estate agents that have been recognized by the Indianapolis Business Journal or have recently won awards from the National Association of Realtors.
Ask Tough Questions
It’s important to find an agent who knows the ins and outs of your city and neighborhood. Develop a thoughtful list of questions to ask before deciding to hire someone. You don’t want to enlist the help of a realtor who is more interested in his or her own commission profits than working in your best interest.
Call for Back-up
Questions, difficulties and last-minute anxieties will arise, and it’s difficult for one agent to juggle all of the communications with clients. It’s a good idea to hire someone who is backed by a dedicated team that’s willing to step in and help in case your agent is unavailable. Obviously, you don’t want to hire someone who you frequently can’t talk to directly. But in emergency cases, it is a relief to know that extra help is available.
Luckily, Central Indiana has a fantastic network of real estate agents that fulfill all of the qualities listed above at 21st Century Sheetz. Visit http://www.century21scheetz.com/ for listings and don’t hesitate to contact our Home Artisan preferred realtor, Phil Holte when deciding on your next home.