A professional Real Estate Specialist isn’t “pricey but priceless” to most consumers if they’ve had the opportunity to work with a “true professional”.
Key Characteristics to Look For:
Problem solving – Daily we are faced with situations or objections, in which we must find a creative solution or remedy to. We look at the situation, step back and evaluate the options. One skill is the ability to solve problems, and create solutions that are satisfactory to our clients and their real estate goals.
“Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.” – Henry Ford
Honesty– This is so very important. Do you want a “yes” man/woman or do you want a Real Estate Specialist who will be honest to a fault? Don’t you want an agent who will give you both the good and bad news? Your agent should be transparent in their actions. The agent should ALWAYS put your interests above their own.
Communication – Since I started in the real estate business our means of communication have changed significantly. It’s so important these days for your real estate professional to ask you what means of communication you prefer, so that you receive the level of communication you’re most comfortable with. It’s also good to set expectations up front. How often do you expect to communicate with your agent?
Organization – Have you ever seen someone with a folder stuffed full of papers turned every which way with no rhyme or reason. Now, how efficient are they at locating a document in a timely fashion. Let’s really put this in perspective, buying or selling a home is one of the largest financial transactions you will make. Do you want your personal financial documents secured and safely filed in an organized fashion?
Tech Savvy – Is this person up on what’s new and emerging on the real estate front? What sites will your homes listing be syndicated to? Who is the target market and how do you identify that market? Do they spend time giving me updates and feedback on showings and online activity?
“In today’s market you need a progressive, aggressive, knowledgeable and experienced agent to get the job done. ”