Here are a few choice tips on picking the right agent for your transaction.

Last time, we spoke about finding the right lender for you. Finding the right agent is very similar.

Before we even have our first conversations, I tell many first-time homebuyers and sellers to research common topics that may come up. This way, when they eventually come up, you won’t be confused, and you’ll have some notes to refer back to.

Now, if you find an agent who is working with 300 clients in two different states, they may not be able to devote all of their time to answering your questions. The real estate process has many moving parts and can be stressful, so you need someone who can be on your side 24/7.

“Find someone who has the ability to dedicate their time to your transaction.”

Remember that just because someone refers an agent to you, that doesn’t mean that agent is the right one for you. Agents work differently and are often experts in their respective local areas, but if they’re not from the area you’re looking in, they may not be able to answer your questions about it.

The bottom line: Do your own due diligence and find an agent with expertise in the area you’re looking in, as well as someone who has the ability to dedicate time to your transaction. Even if you’re not looking to buy for another few years, keep that agent’s number in mind so that when you are ready, you have someone to contact with your questions and get the ball rolling.

If you have any questions about this or other real estate topics, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to help you.