Here are 6 qualities you should look for when choosing a broker to help you buy or sell your home!
1. Constant Communication
Your broker needs to be available, efficient, and a clear communicator. If you’re working with someone who doesn’t answer emails quickly, takes days to return phone calls, and leaves you with more questions than you had to begin with – quickly move on. Find someone who is committed to timely communication.
2. Values Your Relationship
Find a broker you can trust. A great broker will value your relationship over making the sale or closing the deal. Be sure you’re on the same page about what you’re looking for. If you ever feel pressured to move outside your price range or preferences, it may be time to choose a new broker.
3. Knows The Area
Whether you are buying or selling a home, it is essential that your broker knows the area well. Choose a broker who has experience working in the area, and understands the local real estate market. He should also be knowledgeable about other factors that can influence housing choices (local legislation, zoning laws, crime rates, etc.).
4. Good Reputation
Research about your broker on LinkedIn, Google, or anywhere else where they may be listed. Read reviews if any are available. Ask around in community forums to get a feel for your broker’s reputation. If more than 1 in 5 people have complained – run!
5. Great At Staging
This is especially important if you are looking to sell your home. Look for a broker who can take your space and make it look great. Professional organizations handle staging, but your broker should know how to handle some minor interior decorating.
6. Uses Technology
If you’re selling, your broker should know how to use 3D visualizations, videos, and online listings with ease. If you’re buying, choose a broker who can easily read through a listing to tell you what to be wary about.
For down payment assistance or a broker referral, reach out to us at Home.LLC!