One of the hardest tasks to carry out is undoubtedly decision making. It’s hard because you do not want to make any mistakes and you certainly want the best for yourself in every area of your life, notjust real estate. Imagine this, you intend to buy some interesting property and you have already met five or even ten agents who “seem” to have the best offer for you, what do you do? How do you decide which offer is best? How do you separate the wheat from the chaff? How do you know you’re not shooting yourself in the leg but actually making the best real estate decision? And ultimately, how do you go about buying the best land for you?
First of all, look out for integrity, it might not necessarily be a big and well known company but ensure it is one that is concerned about your concerns. Find out their core values and how they align with your needs. You want to work with an agent or agency that tells the truth and cares enough not to give room for anything that might bring discredit. It’s best to interview at least three agents before picking the one you work with. Focus on neighborhood expertise; look for hyperlocal. Ask yourself, “Is their marketing about them or their properties?” “Can you trust them?”These questions are basic when searching for the perfect property agent
Secondly, you need to seek referrals from individuals who have gone into real estate way before you. Despite the technology that seems to take over much of the searching for a home, the right real estate agent is still a human-to-human choice. Referral is best. There’s no bigger compliment to an agent or agency than a referral from a past client.
Thirdly, make sure they offer adequate support. You want the agent or agency to be with you all through the journey. You need to ensure that they are ready to go the extra mile with and for you. Make sure that they are loyal to your cause.
In conclusion, once you are sure that the agency or agent is one with integrity, has a great process flow that sees you through your purchase and has great referrals, then you are in good hands. Remember to always check up to 3 or 4 agents or agencies.
May the odds be in your favour!