Top Four Things To Look For In A Realtor

Author: Christine Bouley Of Coldwell Banker Town & Country R.E. | | Categories: Buying Home , Real Estate Agent , Selling Property

Blog byChristine Bouley of Coldwell Banker Town & Country R.E.

Buying or selling a home is an exciting experience for anyone. However, if you have never sold or purchased a property before, you may find yourself in over your head. This is why realtors are able to make a living in this area. They have the experience and knowledge needed to give you a bang for your buck. However, some realtors are much better at their jobs than others. In order to find one that suits your needs best, here’s a list of the top four things to look for in a realtor. 

1. Full-time agent
Real estate has so many intricacies, there is no possible way to get off-the-chart services with a part-time Agent. Why would you trust your largest investment to someone who isn’t devoted full time to your cause whether it is for selling or buying. Every facet of the industry, banks, attorneys, courthouses is open during normal day business hours when a typical part-time agent is “at their other job.”

2. Production and marketing
Anyone can put a sign in the yard but it takes ingenuity, innovation, and creativeness to make your home stand out. An agent with passion, enthusiasm and dedication is an agent who will go the extra mile to get the best results. In order to maximize a seller’s dollar a custom marketing plan is also very crucial. To help find a great property for a buyer too, whether on the market or not takes tactfulness and imagination. 

3. Experience
It doesn’t matter what price range you are in if you are a first-time home buyer or buying another property to add to your investment portfolio, whether you are ready for the step-up home or downsizing. Knowledge of each client’s situation and the experience to know how to market property strongly to those different audiences, or search and wait for the perfect property is priceless because it can make or save you thousands.

4. Personality
Real estate comes down to relationships, relationships with clients, closing companies, attorneys, courthouse clerks, lending institutions, contractors, advertisers, etc. You have to have a huge working community to keep a transaction running smoothly. Those relationships are built through time, experience and a great personality.

If you’re looking for a realtor in Altoona, PA, reach out to Coldwell Banker Town & Country R.E

With twenty two years of experience, I work diligently to get your unique property to stand out from all others! With my network of contractors, mortgage lenders, and handy people that I have built over the years, we can tackle any issues that may arise during your sale or purchase process.

I provide service with respect to the sale, purchase and lease of property. I specialize in helping sellers maximize their dollar by using innovative marketing and procuring the best buyer scenario possible. I also delight in working with buyers but especially first-time home buyers. I serve clients across Altoona, Tyrone, Hollidaysburg, Warriors Mark, Port Matilda, Williamsburg, East Freedom, Martinsburg, Bellwood, Tipton, Spruce Creek, Claysburg, Sinking Valley and the surrounding areas. To learn more about the services I offer, please click here. To get in touch with me, please click here.