What Makes a Great Real Estate Agent? Five things to look out for when selecting a new agent.

It’s not uncommon to hear stories from friends, family, and acquaintances about their crazy real estate experiences. I know I’ve heard my fair share of horror stories about bad experiences. These stories include things like not returning phone calls, missing paperwork, not keeping their client updated… and the list goes on.

Even though perfection is impossible to attain, I do believe there are some qualities that every successful real estate agent should possess when working with a client to help them with their real estate needs. Here is a quick list of what I consider to be the a few of the most important traits that make your real estate agent, and experience, great! (not in any particular order):

  1. Integrity: defined as “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.” Simply put, is your real estate agent honest? Do you feel comfortable with them representing you? Watch their past client’s reviews online, take a look at their presence on social media, ask them how they are involved in the community, and much more.
  2. Buy-in: your real estate agent needs to be fully invested in providing a great real estate experience for you. Not everything is in their control, but they are in control of their commitment to you. Making sure that they are doing all that they can to help you through this process is vital to having a great experience.
  3. Friendliness: this one is simple. Is your real estate agent friendly? Are they somebody you enjoy being around? If not, keep in mind that there are hundreds if not thousands of real estate agents in your area who would be happy to make your experience an enjoyable one.
  4. Responsiveness: in a real estate transaction, time is money. How fast you and your agent respond to each other as well as others is vitally important. Is your agent available when you call? Do they call you back within a reasonable amount of time?
  5. Resourcefulness: your real estate agent most likely won’t have an answer to all of the questions that you have (sorry!). In times when they are unsure about the answer, it’s important they they are honest with you and work towards finding the correct answer. In cases like that, they may respond with, “I’m not sure on that question, but I will certainly find out for you!” It’s not always about having all of the answers in that moment, but rather having the resources to find you the correct answers.

Real estate is obviously an investment. That’s why it is incredibly important that you pick the right team to help you through the process of buying, selling, or investing in real estate.

If you would like a free Consultation Session or if you have any questions, feel free to contact me  via email at jason@visionsrealty.com. You can also reach me on my cell at 817-269-0988.

DISCLAIMER/CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT: Jason Reynolds does not provide legal, tax, or investment advice. All information herein is general in nature and should not be considered legal, tax, or investment advice. Consult an attorney or tax professional regarding your specific situation. Nothing contained herein should be relied upon as a promise or representation as to the future.  Recipients should conduct their own investigations and analysis of any real estate transaction that they are involved in. No warranty is given concerning the suitability of this information for any application.