What Makes A Good Real Estate Agent?

Whether you’re looking for Markham houses for sale, or you’re ready to sell your home, you’re hoping for the same two things. First, you want to get the best price. Second, you’re hoping to find a good real estate agent to help you do that.

Why Good Real Estate Agents are Difficult to Find

The basic issue most home buyers and sellers have with finding a good agent is in knowing what to look for. You will probably only buy or sell a house a few times in your life. So the entire real estate industry can be a mystery to you.

3 Things to Look for in a Good Real Estate Agent

One basic way to know that you’ve found a worthwhile agent is if he or she helps remove the mystery of the real estate market. Here are a few other things to look for in the best real estate agent for your particular situation.

  1. A Good Communicator – This is one that most people wouldn’t think to look for. But everyone’s home-buying and selling circumstances are different. You need an agent who listens to you and gets an understanding of what you want. Then the agent needs to keep you up-to-date on how he or she is meeting your needs.
  2. A Successful Real Estate Agent – Great real estate agents don’t get that way unless they are very good at finding the right homes and buyers for their customers. Don’t be afraid to ask for a list of recently closed real estate transactions from the agents you are considering and find out more about their overall real estate career.
  3. They Know the Local Market – Successful agents also get that way by having intimate knowledge of the local markets they serve. In a city like Markham, prices can vary significantly, even on the same street. To take advantage of that, buyers and sellers need an agent with that almost undefinable ‘street sense’.

Written by The Tar Team