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6 Tips on How to Choose a Good Broker

Posted by Susan Dickman on Friday, May 11th, 2018 at 1:29pm.

When you’re selecting a broker, there’s no doubt that you want the very best that suits your needs. With there being so many online ads, postcards, billboards, and more, it’s hard to fight through the noise and find someone who has your best interests at heart. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way. Check out the 6 tips below that can help you with this process!

 

Experience

Experience goes a long way when choosing the correct agent. It’s better to hire an agent who has 20+ years of experience in the market than one who only has 5+ years. 

Testimonials/Clients

Testimonials are huge when it comes to picking an agent. You can begin your search by searching on popular social sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Google Business page. If you can’t find much information about an agent online, that may not be the best choice for you. One can assume that they do not have much experience to begin with.

Look for Expertise

There’s nothing better than having an agent who has extensive knowledge of the area you’re looking to buy or sell a home in. Doesn’t make sense to hire a broker from Michigan to sell or buy a home for you in California…..does it? Therefore, you should look for someone who has expertise in that particular area.

Don’t Choose Based on the Lowest Commission

It’s common for agents to offer the lowest commission fees to make themselves more attractive than others.  However, the saying “You get what you pay for” is more true than ever. In most cases, the most inexpensive option isn’t one of high quality. If an agent isn’t willing to negotiate on their money, who says that they will fight and negotiate for a higher price when it comes time to sell your home? Just something to keep in the back of your mind.

Choose one who asks the right questions

Not only should you ask an abundance of questions, your agent should be asking just as many quality questions. This shows that they’re truly interested in your situation and that they’re trying to construct the best plan possible to make a sell for you.

Look for an agent who gives you a price range

While a listing agent cannot always give you an exact selling price that your home will sell for, they can give you a range. You should be very cautious of agents who try and promise you the highest selling price. This usually means they’re just trying to get your business and aren’t being realistic with you. If this is the case, we would suggest asking them for additional information that supports their assumption. The price should be a reasonable one that will attract buyers to your properties, not the opposite.

 

Choosing an agent doesn’t have to be difficult. With due diligence, it will be easy to find an agent who has your best interests at heart. Feel free to contact me at 773-627- 8176 if you ever want to discuss your property needs.

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