Selling and buying a home is not a process that should be taken lightly, which is why you want a team of dedicated Shaughnessy real estate professionals representing you along the way. We know there are many companies out there and the search can be wearisome. To help you make an educated decision, we have compiled this list of helpful tips for picking a real estate agent. Our hope is that when you finally choose the company that will help you buy or sell your home you feel confident and secure in your choice.
How to Choose the Best Real Estate Agent for You
Ask about the company’s history
There are many ways to discover how successful a Shaughnessy real estate company is. You can ask for testimonials from customers, or even inquire about speaking to a past client yourself. If you’re more of a numbers person, request a list of homes that have been listed and how many have sold. This will give you an idea of their turnover rate, which is important to know if you are selling your home. If you are tight on time, asking how long homes are on the market before they sell is also a relevant question.
Check that they are an accredited business and are properly licensed
Make sure the person or company you are working with has all the necessary credentials and license to work in real estate. If the company is an accredited business you will also be able to look up if they have any complaints or have received disciplinary action for breaking regulatory codes or laws. After learning that the company is in good standing, you will have peace of mind knowing the people you are doing business with not only say the right thing but actually do it.
Go with an old timer
Like a fine wine, a real estate company gets better over time. Look for a company that has experience and a proven track record. You don’t want to be someone’s trial run or real estate experiment gone wrong. Look for a company that has been in business for at least ten years and stayed in the same location. Not only will they know what they’re doing but they’ll also be familiar with the community and its residents.
Simply hire the best
At the end of the day reputations are built by being acknowledged for excellence, and one of the best ways to pick a real estate agent in Shaughnessy is to choose one that stands out in the industry. Awards are distributed annually for good performance by different local and national organizations. Don’t be shy — ask companies you are considering if they have received any recognition lately.
Call Team Pospischil
We’re just kidding — this last one’s not a tip but it’s definitely an invitation. We’re not ones to be hypocritical and we will happily answer any questions you have about our company and provide you with all the information you need to know. Contact us anytime. We look forward to hearing from you!