How to Choose the Right Real Estate Agent for You
Buying a house is one of the most important and rewarding things you can do. There is nothing more satisfying than moving into a house that feels like home. Finding a house is both an art and a science, so it’s critical to have the right team on your side. While we encourage everyone to talk to an independent mortgage lender first, we also know that you need to have a good real estate agent. How do you choose? Here are some tips to get started.
Personality and Energy Match
As with any service provider, the energy you both bring to the table is critical. If the synergy is off, you won’t be on the same page and could be talking and working past each other throughout the process. When you communicate your wants and needs with your agent, they need to take that information and interpret how it fits the current housing inventory to only show you homes that are a good match for you and not wasting your time or theirs.
Knowledge of Real Estate and the Community
You also want to have an agent who understands the complete real estate process, as well as someone who specializes in the community where you want to focus. Not all real estate agents have the same specializations, so matching the neighborhood with the expert will be another important assessment. It’s okay to talk with multiple agents before you pick one who will be the right fit for you.
There are several ways to find an agent. Recommendations from friends or family in the area can be helpful. Or you may reach out to one based on a home listing that interests you. At GoPrime of West Asheville, we recommend calling your independent mortgage agent first to get a complete picture of your finances and budget. When you do, we will be able to offer you three referrals to help you choose the right agent.
What to Do if You Have the Wrong Agent
Mistakes do happen and we’re not all perfect. You may discover after you start the process of looking for a house that you have been matched with the wrong agent. Some signs include an agent who doesn’t communicate or doesn’t listen to you. What happens next? If you’ve signed a buyer’s agent agreement, you’ll need to review that information and talk to the agent about your dissatisfaction.
Are you looking for a new home? Call GoPrime Mortgage of West Asheville today to start the process of determining your budget and hearing our recommendations for top Asheville agents. Call Zachery Adam at GoPrime Mortgage in West Asheville today.