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How to Find the Ideal Real Estate Agent

Finding a great realtor in Bethesda, Maryland shouldn’t be a chore. But with the number of agents growing by 6% annually, and the expectation that the trend will continue for the next decade, and with many real estate agents in Washington D.C. to choose from, it can be difficult to know what factors on which to base your decision.
Online ads, postcards, yard signs are designed to pull you in. The goal is to get you to use that agent. Good agents are good at marketing. But new and inexperienced agents can also create an ad campaign. To alleviate any anxiety, here are a few tips for finding the ideal agent.

Interview prospective agents. You are looking for someone to support your real estate goals, an agent that truly takes the time to listen to you. Make sure that they have the time, the team and the market knowledge to further your objectives. Dedicated expert real estate agents know the client is key and will go above and beyond to serve you. They know their business is to keep your business.

Get referrals and references and take the time to check them. Prepare a list of questions to ask of both the agent and the clients and compare the answers. Are they loyal, focused? How long have they been licensed? Just because they have a lot of sales doesn’t mean that they will be attentive to your needs and committed to the right outcome for you.
Make sure they know the market, test their knowledge, especially if you are looking into a niche area like luxury homes or condos. This requires that you know a little about it yourself but taking the time in the beginning will save time in the long run. Agents that are local and focused can provide better care and faster outcomes.
Remember that the agent works for you. You are in charge and a good agent won’t need to be reminded of that. You can rely on our team to work with your specific requirements. Feel free to contact us today.