How Can I Tell if My REALTOR® is Top-Tier?
Finding an honest and reliable REALTOR® with great credentials is crucial for making your home buying process smooth and hassle-free. But it’s important to know what to look out for so you can cut through the advertising hype and see if they are the right fit for you. Here are some points to remember that will help guide your decision.
Trustworthy and Reliable
First and foremost — a REALTOR® is top-tier when they have a reputation for being trustworthy and reliable. Who you hire should be honest with you about all of the major aspects involved in purchasing or selling your home. They don’t just tell you what you want to hear, but they’re upfront and professional and will tell you what you need to hear. They will keep their promises, show up on time, and treat your sale as a priority.
Focused On Your Interests
You should only hire a professional agent who is willing to provide you with genuine solutions and services that benefit you instead of their own self-interests. A real professional will listen to all of your wants and needs and help put your plan into action. They will make it their mission to find all of the available options out there so that you can make the right choice for you and your family.
Has a Wide Range of Connections
The most successful agents have a wide range of contacts that are available to help assist you during the process. If your agent does not have access to a number of lawyers, accountants, notaries, surveyors, building inspectors, and insurance agents, you may want to consider hiring someone that does.
Would you rather hire an agent that has sold fifty properties or someone who has sold twenty properties? What you should be asking instead is how long did it take them to sell each property and what was the sale price? Always do your due diligence to find an agent who ranks in the top MLS REALTOR® and has received industry rewards for their performance!
Keeps You Informed
The Agreement of Purchase and Sale documents can be complicated and challenging to comprehend if you’re not trained in real estate. But you can always tell if your REALTOR® is the real deal if they take the time to clarify all of the terms to keep you informed throughout the entire process to ensure that you’re making a decision that you’re comfortable with.
When your agent is reputable for having these traits and abilities, you’ll know that your realtor is top-tier. Geoff and Bobbie McGowan have consistently ranked in the top 100 RE/MAX sales associates in Canada and the top 10 MLS REALTORS® in Ottawa. We have also ranked as one of the three best businesses in Ottawa in 2017 by Three Best Rated. When you’re ready to sell your home, find out why we’re Ottawa’s favourite agents.