Acquiring a house is a decision that will bring you many benefits in the future so choosing any house is not recommended. For that reason you have to hire the best real estate agent to ensure the ideal home.
It is very important that you hire the best agent as it will help you find the best houses, advise you and guide you through the process of real estate negotiation. If you decide to resort to a real estate agent we give you some tips so you do not get scammed and know how to choose a real estate agent that’s right for you.
Recommendations: At the moment of beginning you have to keep in mind your friends and relatives who have already had a real estate agent working with them, as they will tell you where to go, which way to go and share their experiences; even more, look for information on the internet to know about their prestige, their years of experience and their successes. Agents often work with more than one contract in the same city so you can investigate with your other clients.
Licenses: Check the licenses and certificates of the agents is very important because you can tell if it is or not a scammer. Verify that the agent is licensed in real estate and is in force by the official entities, this ensures that you meet the basic requirements and that you have sufficient knowledge to carry out your work.
Personality of the agent: You must have a good relationship with your agent and thus be in a good understanding, that you feel that there is empathy on your part and be interested in your needs and not only in the payment that he will get.
Interview your agent: When you meet your agent you should know that the questions you ask will not be like an informal chat, on the contrary you have to ask him questions like a job interview to know about his experience and the way he works. You can cover important aspects of your career and what you plan for your transaction, such as your sales history, the marketing plan you plan to carry out, your availability to answer your questions, what type of communication you are going to handle and, above all, what Commission fees are asking.
Contract: Before signing any document, ask for an explanation of what each clause consists of, what type of contract it is and what are the consequences of not fulfilling them by both parties.
Contact your company: In case of being an agent coming from an estate agent, ask to be put in contact with your superior in case something does not seem like it and ask who would stay in his place in case he cannot continue with the process.
These are some very important tips that you should take into account when buying or selling your house through a real estate agent, remember that you must always inform yourself before making important decisions.