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How to Choose Your Real Estate Agent

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 at 5:02pm Engel & Völkers Sun Valley

If you are thinking about buying a home in the near future, you are probably realizing that you will need the help of a professional real estate agent. Buying a home is an incredibly personal experience, so choosing the right person to help in one of the biggest decisions of your life is imperative.

Real estate agents come with varying levels of expertise as well as different philosophies. So much of connecting with a real estate advisor comes from more than just the number of transactions they may have completed. When it comes down to it, you will essentially be hiring this person to help you with a service. Therefore, you can interview real estate agents much like you would an employee.

When meeting with a real estate agent for the first time, consider these questions to determine if they are the right fit for your real estate needs:

  1. What neighborhoods are your specialty? First and foremost, your real estate agent should know the area where you are looking to purchase. However, keep in mind that you may have your sights set on one particular area, but the right home might fall outside of that. Therefore, make sure your real estate agent isn’t too specific so you get an idea of the real estate market as a whole.
  2. What percentage of your business is working with home buyers? Some agents specialize in the listing side of real estate while others work primarily with buyers. The two sides of real estate can take very different personalities so make sure your goals are aligned with the real estate agent’s experience.
  3. How many clients are you currently working with? This question will help start the conversation into how much support you can expect throughout the process. If your agent is overwhelmed with other clients, that may be great for their business but not so great if you require a little extra support during the process

Engel & Völkers Sun Valley has a comprehensive team of real estate agents that provide varying types of real estate services throughout the Wood River Valley. Come visit our shop and we can place you with a Sun Valley real estate real estate agent that fits your needs.

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