As a home buyer it can be hard to go through the entire process of searching for a home and then buying it. But, if you have a buyer’s agent in your corner, you can actually have a very smooth process that you may never have dreamed about. But when you are looking to find a buyer’s agent to help you out, there are a few things to look for to find the best agent out there that will work for you.
- The first thing you should look for is accreditation. If you look for agents who have the Accredited Buyer Representative certification, you can rest assured that they are experienced and have taken all the classes and exams to be where they are today.
- The second aspect to look for is to make sure that you and they can work well together. Personality wise, you want to find an agent that is compatible to yours, so there are no clashes or fights while looking for a place. Because they are meant to help you through the process with ease, you want to make sure you can get along with them.
- Thirdly, you should also make sure that they are dedicated to their job as a buyer’s agent and not also a real estate agent on the side. If they are, this can pull their focus in two directions, and actually make it harder for you to get what you want in negotiations, or it could make it harder to get in touch with them at certain times. You want someone who can solely focus on you.
- A fourth great point to look for is if they have connections to any certain area or network. As with most things in life, having a strong network of people and connections means that more is available to you. If they promise that they know places or people that can actually bring other houses into your view, you should take them up on that and see what else there is out there.
Finding a great buyer’s agent can be easy enough, but you want to find one that offers everything you want and need. Again, do not discount personality. Personality and character are always going to factor in and you want to find someone that you are completely comfortable with and are able to work with as smoothly as possible. This will ensure that the whole home buying process ends with satisfaction for both parties involved.
Award-winning Keller Williams agent, Gene Mock, has been guiding Washington DC and Northern Virginia homebuyers through the process of finding and owning their dream homes for many years. Do not hesitate to contact Gene or a member of his team to discuss your real estate needs today!
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Gene Mock, “Realtor® of the Year” 2014 by Dulles Area Association of Realtors®