What do you look for when choosing a Realtor?

BalloonBuying or selling your house is a huge decision. What do you look for in making one of the biggest financial investments of your life? Make sure that you’re choosing the right real estate professional to accomplish your goals and who you feel is your best advocate.

The first step is making sure your Realtor is a good fit for you. You and she will spend a lot of time together for the next several months and you’ll want to trust and enjoy being around her.

Then, make sure that your Realtor is respected by other agents in the community and works well with others. Real estate is about networking and interacting with others easily. How much experience does your Realtor have in the area and does she know the other agents she’ll work with on your behalf?

Not only is an individual agent’s reputation critically important but also the reputation and brand of the company she represents. At The Premier Team at RE/MAX Executive, our brand is based on 10 years of service in the Charlotte area and a stellar record as a leading team within the Charlotte region, the U.S. and worldwide.

Your agent should also have in-depth knowledge of the various communities and neighborhoods in your area and what’s on the market, average sales price and other indicators that will help you find the perfect house in the best neighborhood for you and your family. Knowledge of good school districts, average commute, shopping, entertainment options and more will give you critical information in choosing your next home.

Find out if your agent is available at popular times when buyers are looking and, if buying, if your agent is available at convenient times for you. You’ll also want to know how your agent plans to communicate with you with feedback from home showings. Do you want weekly updates or would you like more frequent communication? It’s vitally important that you receive buyer feedback so that you can correct any issues immediately.

Next, find out what other services that your Realtor offers to help you. A professional agent will guide you through the process and help find other professionals you’ll need to close the transaction. At The Premier Team, we offer a knowledgeable team that includes a Broker-In-Charge, Closing Coordinator, Marketing Specialist, Inside Sales Agent, and Director of Technology.

Finally, is your agent working constantly to improve service for her clients? Choose a Realtor with a team and brand behind them that assures you the service and expertise you deserve.

The Premier Team is a top 10 RE/MAX team in the Carolinas and now ranks 20th out of all U.S. RE/MAX teams. Our goal is your satisfaction.