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Title: Tips in Finding the Best Real Estate Broker


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Tips in Finding the Best Real Estate Broker
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Finding a good real estate broker is necessary to
enjoying an effortless real estate transaction.
The question is how can you find a good real
estate broker? The best broker for you doesn't
necessarily work at the largest brokerage, close
the most transactions or make the most money.
The best broker for you is an experienced
professional who will listen to you, ethically
manage herself and knows your market. Whether
you're buying or selling a property, a quality
real estate broker is important to make the
process run smoothly. Find a broker agent
excellent credentials and references. Meet with
some brokers to make sure any questions you have
are answered.
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  • Finding a Broker with the Right Credentials

The longer a real estate broker has been in
business, the better. When reviewing a brokers
credentials, look for someone who's been
operating for at least five years. Five years
experience means a broker likely has a good feel
of the real estate world and can help find you
the best deals.
  • Find someone who works in your area

The broker you work with should have many
properties in the area you're looking to buy or
sell. Brokers who work in your area will be aware
of the best neighborhoods and trends regarding
prices. A local broker will also know small
details, like where the best schools are, commute
times, and so on.
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  • Check the broker's license

Obviously, you want a broker who's operating
legally. Every state should have a list of
licensed broker online. While making a list of
brokers to contact, check to ensure every broker
you interview has a legal license to buy and sell
real estate in your state.
  • Look for brokers with awards and honors

Check a real estate's website and resume for
awards, honors, and other signs of recognition.
Things like a "Realtor of the Year" award are a
sign of a quality broker who's more than likely
to exceed your personal needs.
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  • Ask friends and family members for referrals

 If you know someone who recently bought or sold
a home, reach out to them. Friends and family
members are likely to give you honest assessments
of their experience with a particular broker.
However, do not simply go with an broker because
a friend or family member recommended them. Needs
in real estate are somewhat subjective and
someone who met a friend's needs may not
necessarily meet yours.
  • Ask how long they've been in business

When interviewing a real estate broker, one of
the first questions to ask is how long they've
been operating. They should be able to answer the
question quickly and accurately. Remember, while
five years of experience is ideal, someone with
less experience but who otherwise meets your
needs may also work. A broker with extensive
experience may not be the best choice if they've
only been buying and selling in your area for a
few years.
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  • See if they work alone or in a team

 Standalone agents can work, especially if they
have strong credentials. However, teamwork is
always a plus. Brokers who work in a team are
able to respond quicker and are available more
often.
  • Ask about their properties

In addition to looking at current properties
online, have the broker show you several
properties they're selling. Make sure these
properties are similar to what you're looking to
buy or sell. It's vital to pick a broker who
works with the right properties for your needs.
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  • Make sure you get along with the broker

Chemistry is important in real estate. If you're
working with someone who you don't get along
with, this can cause unnecessary tension during
an already stressful process. Make sure you click
with the broker and feel comfortable in their
presence.
  • Avoid brokers who only work part-time

A good real estate broker considers their work a
full-time job. In general, you want an broker who
is not doing real estate on the side. This way,
they will be completely committed to getting
their clients the best deal possible.
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  • Stay away from brokers who don't know the area

If a broker does not work in your area, or cannot
readily provide information about the area, this
is a bad sign. A quality broker should be able to
quickly rattle off things like neighborhoods,
general price ranges, nearby businesses, and so
on. If a broker cannot provide many specific
details about an area, work with someone else
  • Recommendations from Professionals

Ask other real estate brokers for referrals.
Brokers are happy to refer buyers and sellers to
associates, especially if the service you need is
not a specialty of the broker who is referring
you. Some brokers specialize in residential
resales while others work exclusively with new
home builders. 
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