Whether you are buying a property or selling a property, it’s a tough road if you decide to walk it alone. Instead, it really is in your best interest to find a professional real estate agent who can help you with all aspects of the property from start to finish. However, as you are aware, there are a number of agents out there that will be vying for your business. How do you choose which one is the right one for you? Fortunately, it is not overly difficult when you use a few simple tips.
First, ask how long they’ve been in business. If it’s a new agency, that’s not always a problem. You need to know how long the agents have been working in the field though. Having someone who is brand new can be a detriment unless they have someone with experience showing them the ropes. Still, you probably don’t want a brand new agent working with you.
Second, ask them how much they know about Western Slope and the towns in the area. You want to work with someone who has intimate knowledge of the area. This ensures that they will know the best neighborhoods and towns, and that they can give you some insight into the schools and the other things that make a community a place you would want to call home.
Third, ask the real estate agent how they will communicate, as well as how often. This is important whether you are buying or selling. You want an agent that will let you know as soon as houses that fit your needs come onto the market. You also want to have an agent who will work hard if you are selling a home, and who will know how to market and price it properly for the Western Slope area.