5 Red Flags When Choosing a Real Estate Agent

Red Flags When Choosing a Real Estate Agent

Personality is important when choosing a real estate agent. Think about picking someone that has experience and listens to your needs. Both are important.

Finding the home of your dreams isn’t easy. Neither is finding a real estate agent that works with your personality and helps find exactly what you want. Here are some red flags when choosing a real estate agent.

1. Suggesting the Highest Price for Your House

When a house is priced too high from the start, it can take longer to sell and most likely will sell for way less than what it is worth. When a house just sits and sits on the market, it can make it appear that something is wrong with the house to potential buyers.

2. Not Familiar with the Neighborhood

When selling or buying you want your realtor to know everything there is to know about the neighborhood. Real Estate is all about being local, and when you’re searching for a realtor make sure to get one that specializes in your area or the area you want to move to.

3. Will Not Give References of Past Clients

When you are searching for an agent, always ask them to provide you with a list of clients or customers who they have worked with. If they seem hesitant to give you any names, then take this as a potential red flag to a past of unhappy customers.

4. The Agent is Part-Time Only

Whether you are buying or selling your home, you want to choose a real estate agent who is actively following the market. When an agent is only part-time, this could hold back on the number of listings they send your or limit about of time that is available to show your home to potential buyers.

5. The Agent is a Family Member or Close Friend

Mixing business with a friend or family and become tricky, due to both parties not wanting to damage the relationship. Things can get uncomfortable especially when the commission is involved. There are of course exceptions to this rule if your friend or family member happens to be a fantastic realtor then hire them because they are that not because they are your friend or family.

At the end of the day, we know how hard it is to find a realtor. When choosing an agent to work with, you must choose one that you can trust and know that your confidence is well placed. If you have noticed any of these red flags when choosing a real estate agent contact JJ Fegan today.

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  1. Thanks for the tips. My brother is buying a new house and just found an amazing realtor. We knew she was the realtor for us. She knows the neighborhood so well. The school district, traffic, and shopping. I would defiantly not want a realtor who didn’t know these things. Glad my bro got a good one.


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