How to Choose a Buyer's Agent
Choosing a buyers agent may be one of the most important decisions that you make in your home buying journey. You will want a buyers agent who has experience, great reviews, and a personality that you trust. This person should be someone that you feel will be an advisor to you for years to come. Real estate markets fluctuate and the ability for you to make the correct decisions will depend on the advice you receive. A great real estate agent will want a long-term professional relationship with you as well. Here are some other attributes you will want in your buyers agent: 1-They're a full time real estate agent. You don't want someone negotiating your hundreds of thousands of dollars if they're doing it as a part time gig. 2-They're an investor themselves. This will give you someone who is actively purchasing properties, looking at neighborhoods, transportation, schools, and where the specific neighborhood will be in the future...All things that will benefit you. 3-They make themselves available to you. Most real estate is done at night and on the weekends so don't settle for an agent who tells you they have date night or aren't available at certain times. Be selfish! 4-They work with both buyers and sellers. The ability to write a great offer that speaks to a seller is gained by an agent having conversations with sellers and really understanding where their pain points are so that you can address these in your offer.