Choosing a Realtor 2017-06-13T18:23:32+00:00

How to Choose a REALTOR®

Here are several points to consider when looking for a professional REALTOR®:

  1. Obtain recommendations from friends and business associates;
  2. Check the reputation of the brokerage firm;
  3. Go to several open houses and build a rapport with the agents, then choose the one you think is best for your needs;
  4. Look for an agent who is familiar with the area you want to live in;
  5. Review ads in your local newspaper;
  6. Note the “For Sale” signs and jot down the key information as you drive through prospective neighbourhoods;
  7. Make sure the REALTOR® you choose is someone you feel comfortable with – someone who listens to your needs and
    is genuinely interested in helping you find the right home;
  8. Verify the REALTOR®’s track record, e.g. how long has he/she been in business; what do previous customers think
    about his/her performance;
  9. Verify the REALTOR®’s knowledge about the housing market and financing options;
  10. Ask the REALTOR® bluntly what he/she will do for you;
  11. Ask for references from buyers for whom the REALTOR® previously worked