When you are in the market for real estate whether buying real estate or selling real estate, one of the top priorities should be to hire the right REALTOR. Finding that REALTOR can be a tricky proposition.
Whether you ask your friends, family, co-workers, or anyone else, each has a unique opinion and experience. Those may have no bearing on your situation, your experience or even relate to your needs.
The next hurdle is the old adage “Everyone knows someone in real estate”, so how do you decide who is the best REALTOR for your needs? Ask tough questions to determine if you have found the best New Jersey REALTOR to help with your real estate needs.
Here are the Top 3 Questions to Ask a REALTOR
How do they communicate?
Establishing expectations for communications during a real estate purchase or sale is non-negotiable.
Make sure you ask the REALTOR what they do, and more importantly make sure they ask you what you expect. You are the client, be sure to tell the REALTOR how you wish to be communicated with, whether it is via phone, text or email. Establish frequency as well, be realistic, you won’t be their only client but should feel that way, so expecting daily updates might not be necessary, but you need to determine that with a conversation to be certain. Be reasonable, realistic, and most of all be responsive.
How large is the REALTORS team? Or if an individual, do they cap the number of active clients they serve at one time?
Making sure your needs don’t get lost in the shuffle is important. Establishing a clear understanding of the organizational structure of the Team, or individual REALTOR, will help you feel more comfortable, and understand the process.
Find out who will be working with you, who the contacts are, and how the process flows for that REALTOR or Team. Make sure you won’t be lost in the crowd but truly get the individualized attention you deserve, just like The Adler Home Team delivers service and quality to every client, we understand your needs and know the area. Focused, detailed and all about you.
Ask for References, after you check the reviews.
After you check reviews on websites, talk to the REALTOR, even if there is something negative remember that there are always two sides to a story and real estate can be an incredibly stressful experience for a buyer or seller. Ask for past clients that you can speak to directly and ask about their experiences.
The Essential Next Step: Decide who the real New Jersey Home Expert Is
Once you have asked these three questions and done the follow up you should have no problem signing an exclusive representation agreement with the REALTOR of your choice. They make a commitment to serve your needs, and you in turn need to make a commitment to appreciate their service and dedication to you.
A top real estate professional can make the process flow beautifully and ensure there are no bumps and delays in the process from offer to close.
Happy House Hunting!
We welcome the opportunity to have you ask the “Top 3 Questions to ask a REALTOR” of The Adler Home Team. You truly need the New Jersey Real Estate Experts if you want to have the best real estate experience. Ask the others the questions, ask us the questions, and make your own informed decision.
We are that confident in our service and standards, we know you will be extremely pleased with the answers. You’re satisfaction is our top priority, just take a look at these fabulous client testimonials and see for yourself the difference The Adler Home Team makes for everyone.