Seven Things To Look For In A Real Estate Professional

Let's face it -- in today's challenging economy, just about every penny you can save matters. That's why some homeowners attempt to sell their property on their own, which is not surprising. Nevertheless, in accordance with the latest survey performed by the Multiple Listing Service MRIS, the vast majority of homeowners said that working with a truly professional agent is the only way to go ... especially in today's market place.

In this landmark study examining  home buying and selling  within the Mid-Atlantic region, 95% reported that working with a genuine real estate expert is just as essential, if not more critical, than it was just a couple of years ago. As a Member of the Top 5 in Real Estate Network®, I know for certain that this holds true for all regions of the country.

As the MRIS survey reveals, today's buyers and sellers acknowledge that this is not the time to attempt a real estate transaction on their own because the tricky business and lending environment make it that much more necessary to work with a qualified real estate professional, and they are placing a stronger emphasis on an agent's professional abilities. As such, the following criteria were ranked as the most si-highlight--primary elements in deciding on a real estate agent (in order of value):

  • Trustworthiness
  • Experience
  • Willingness to look out for a client's interest
  • Expertise in negotiating contracts
  • Responsiveness
  • Familiarity with contracts
  • Expertise in the local community
The above requirements are evidence that buyers are looking for more than easy guidance ... they're looking for an expert they can trust to execute a step-by-step and professional approach through the entire transaction.  Despite the fact that most shoppers tend to rely on finding a home online as the first step in their search, it is crucial that they then connect with a truly knowledgeable real estate agent, such as a member of the Top five Network. It can't be overstated how much help it is in helping shoppers filter what they find online.  Not only will an agent help you save tons of time, but a good agent will also save you money and headaches.
Contact me if there is anything I can do for you or if you would like to discuss further what you expect from the professional you hire.

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