Making the decision to buy a home is not something to be taken lightly and the more help you have, the easier the process becomes. The demand for real estate agents is higher than ever and this is due to low inventories, outdated information, and increased complexity of the entire home-buying/selling process. Using an agent makes everything a lot less stressful and choosing the right agent will make buying a home a walk-in-the-park. Details about why you should always use an agent can be found here.
Here’s some great information on how to choose a real estate agent in Northern Colorado.
What Questions to Ask Real Estate Agents
First and foremost, when surveying a potential agent, you need to ask them some questions to see how they can help you with your needs. While most agents are smart, focused and flexible, some are not so it is your job to discover which agents work and which ones don’t. Some potential questions that you may consider asking are:
- “How many homes have you sold?”
- “What is your specialty?”
- “How have your past few deals surprised you?”
- “Can I talk to a previous client?”
The purpose of these questions is to get an agent to expose their methods, experiences and marketing tools. Getting them to talk about previous business will help you determine if that agent is the right fit for you.
Can You Trust and Relate to Your Agent?
Another thing to look for is finding someone you can trust. You need to be able to rely on your agent to find you the best deals, give you accurate information, and work with you through the entire process. You want someone who is there for you, and not the paycheck. There are resources available to the general public, such as nrrb.org, Google, LinkedIn, and your State Licensing Board, that have a list of licensed agents and you can search for those who are catered to your needs. You should always do some research on several agents and talk to each of them before making a decision.
It is the agent’s job to discover listings based off of your needs. Doing this research on your own can get extremely stressful and cluttered. Although information is easily accessible through the internet, it may not be completely accurate or outdated. Agents search for the most recent and reliable data to relay back to you. Agents will also work through all contractual paperwork with you, so you don’t have to struggle with figuring out what it all means.
The beauty of searching for a real estate agent is you can try as many as you want until you find the right one. Once you find a good agent, you can stick with that agent to show and sell you just about any home you are interested in. The relationship that you develop with your agent could last you a lifetime. It makes discussing business so much easier to have someone you can relate to and understands their clients.
Working with a Real Estate Team
An agent who works on their own may have multiple clients and can get caught up in all of the chaos. This could cause them to lose track of who they are working with and potentially leave you hanging.
What makes The Ferguson Team unique is that we have an entire team of agents who are ready to assist you at any time. While you may have one agent that you initially start working with, our team members are willing and able to jump in and assist you if that agent is not available.
This gives you a wide range of expertise and a large scope of knowledge and services at your disposal. This reduces your risk and ensures you get the best deal possible.
Check Us Out!
Give us a call at 970-573-6441 and talk to one of our experienced agents. They are always willing to help and answer any questions you may have.