How to Choose the Right Realtor For You: 7 Specifics to Look For In an Agent

The real estate landscape is flush with agents ready to assist you in selling your property or acquiring your dream luxury home or vacation property.

So how do you know and find the agent that’s right for you?

More specifically, what qualifications and skills should they have to ensure you get the best service, not simply the facilitation of a transaction? 

Good news, we’re about to show you the secret recipe.

Check out this list of 7 things to look for in a real estate agent.

Focus Area Competency & Expertise

A qualified local Realtor won’t try to do it all, but instead focus on specific geographic areas, property types, and strategies that they know well. 

Availability & Timeliness

Look for an agent who works full-time in the industry, not as a side hustle.

Part-timing it increases the risk of not knowing the real estate climate as needed; plus, this can lead to scheduling and communication limitations that can leave you missing out on an opportunity.

In addition, a Real Estate Group who works together can assist one another, as well as you. That means when life happens, business can still proceed as usual. 

Excellent Communication & Negotiation Skills

This might be a given, but it’s not to be overlooked.

Clear and straightforward communication with you as the client as well as with other involved parties is key.

And on a similar note, those communication skills merged with property competency and area-focused expertise should translate into negotiation skills that work in your favor as a buyer or seller.

Friendly & Approachable Demeanor

After all, you should feel comfortable picking up the phone and talking with your real estate agent.

Real estate is personal, so look for someone who you feel understands the situation at hand and can empathize with your fears, concerns, goals, and objectives.

Provides the Data

Don’t settle for off-the-cuff feedback when it comes to an important move towards your luxury home, vacation getaway, or rental property. There’s nothing wrong with a gut feeling, but make sure it’s backed up with market data and area expertise.

Goes Above & Beyond with Marketing Strategy

A fruitful marketing strategy goes far beyond an MLS listing.

Software feeds, local networking connections, professional photography, in-house relationships with other buyers and sellers, etc, are all very important.

In today’s climate, don’t settle for less than an agent who will go the extra mile to put your property’s best foot.. or features.. forward.

Works Hard on Your Behalf

Yep, a portion of demonstrating value as a Hill Country real estate agent is simply being willing to work hard and hustle to get the deal done. Connect with a professional who not only has the skills but the work ethic to apply those skills correctly. 

At Vacay Realty Group, we strive towards these core values and skills every day and look forward to connecting with you.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out. We pride ourselves on being the area real estate experts in the vacation home, rental, and luxury home spaces so you don’t have to be.

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