Do you want to sell or buy a property, well before any step, one of the most important decisions you must make is the choice of the real estate agent that will represent you, because it will be a fundamental piece to make a good business, either for sell or buy.
The real estate agent will be the professional who will be responsible for designing the entire strategy to make a good commercial transaction, must do the proper publicity, search for buyers or sellers depending on the case, negotiate offers, make a complete study of all costs. Verify that you meet the demands of the market, banks or those who will make the mortgage loan. Will also be responsible for arranging the closing details, what is the price and the property that suits you, and in general will take care of many of the technical details that a family may not know, things as if the house is in a good area , if you have problems, and other information including the decoration of a property for sale, or the review of a property for purchase.
If you want to be sure that the person you are going to select to represent you in the main business of your life, is a true expert, before going out to look for a real estate agent, there are some details you should know, so you do not make mistakes and end up in the hands of an inexperienced, or even worse, someone who could deceive you, or get into an economic or legal mess.
The first thing you should do is make sure that the person you choose is a professional in the field, and have your proper license and documentation as a real estate agent, in addition to representing a recognized company in the real estate case. There are many crimes related to real estate, for bad practices or fraud committed by agents, who are reported, find out if the person who will hire is not part of the list of people who have been found responsible for any fraud in this regard.
If the agent is a total stranger, take many precautions, ask your family and friends, look for information on the internet and finally go directly to the control agencies, if necessary. You can also ask the agent about your professional history, especially about your years of experience in the market, because this can make a big difference. If it’s good, it will not deny you the information.
Also find out if this person really works as a full-time agent, or does this work in his free time, because there are many licensed agents who perform these jobs sporadically. If this is the case and the person works in this way, this will give you an idea of how much time you can really dedicate to your business.
Here the important thing is that before signing any document, find out with other people who have already hired this agent, about the results of recent years, because they can give you the best recommendation to make the decision.
Finally ask your agent directly what is the plan you have for sale or purchase, because your answers can tell you if you are going to be well or poorly represented and try to establish how long the business can last, because it will depend on it, which you can demand later if you are not satisfied with the results.