There are so many ways to find a real estate agent – and we’ve heard them all! You could go with your best friend’s cousin’s new girlfriend, who just got her real estate license. Or, your parent’s long-time agent, who’s a whiz in the suburbs. And there’s always the classic option of calling the agent who advertises on the bus bench you drive by every day.
What’s so wrong with these options?
Your friend is a trustworthy source. Good people recommend good people. And all good guys date quality women. Ergo, your best friend’s cousin’s new girlfriend should be a great Realtor®. Whaaat? Exactly. She may be a nice person, and she may even be a good (if inexperienced) agent. But is she right for you?
What about that agent your parents love? Maybe they love him, but will you? Will their agent understand why you want to be within walking distance of your favourite restaurants? Does he know the nuances of the downtown condo market, even though he mostly works in the suburbs? If he doesn’t do a good job (let alone an exceptional one), will you fire him? Awkward!! You see where we’re going with this ……
And then there’s the bus bench. It only costs about $150/month to advertise on a transit bench. You don’t have to be wildly successful to afford that monthly cost. That’s why bus benches don’t really speak to an agent’s track record.
Where does all of this leave YOU, the bewildered home buyer or seller? The best fit is personal. It’s about that person who gets you – and can get you a great deal. Finding the right agent on your own is going to take some work. Typically, people only do this once every 5-10 years, so it’s difficult to become an expert.
Finding the right match is critical to the success of your real estate goals. And Agents of Change is here to help. In our future blog posts, we’ll offer up everything we know on the subject of matching. If you still want to do it yourself, at least you’ll be better equipped. Or if you’d rather leave the job to us, we’ll find you a great match for FREE. Problem solved!
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