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    How to Pick the Right Real Estate Agent

    Buying and selling a home has its own thrill, wouldn’t you agree? Now let me tell you how a good real estate agent can help you manage that “thrill” Agents play a big role in the process of buying and/or selling a home and they can make this process either smooth and exciting or long and painful. But the question is, how do you find the best agent real estate for you? 

    To help you with the selection process, the Trompeter Real Estate has compiled a list of tips that you should consider when choosing your agent. 

    Where to find Real Estate Agents

    1. Online searches: Zillow or Realtor.com are the most popular sites to find a property or an agent. You can simply search for agents based on zip codes or by cities. This will pretty much give you an exposure to all agents in the area. 
    2. Open houses: Keep an eye out for open houses in the area you are looking to buy/sell. Make personal connections with the agents at the open house, don’t just take their contact information and leave. Take your time and interact with them to see if you can build that chemistry with the agent. The more that you talk to the agent the more that he or she will be able to understand your needs. 
    3. Drive/walk around neighborhood: Take a walk in the neighborhood you are in or you want to be in and look for any active “For Sale” or “For Rent” signs and call the agents from the board. Even if you’re not interested in that particular property, agents always have other listings that they can show you. This is a great way to find someone who is familiar with the area because you know they work in that particular area. 
    Find Real Estate Agents on Social Media

    Compare different agents you have found

    1. All real estate agents have an online profile either on Zillow or Realtor.com. Reviews are a big part of an agent’s credibility. Do a quick online search and read what other people have to say about that particular agent. Some agents may not have that many reviews but “quality over quantity”. You should also check on how they reply to negative reviews. 
    2. Most realtors these days have an Instagram account and some even have a TikTok as well. If you want to learn more about a real estate agent that you love or you are interested to know then Social Media will give you the right information about their personality and the kind of listings they work with.
    3. If you know a friend or a family member who recently bought, sold or rented a home through an agent, ask them about their experience. A lot of buyers/sellers find their agent through personal recommendations from friends, family or neighbours. 

    Talk to at least three agents and ask the right questions

    Never settle for the first agent you meet unless you’ve worked with them before. Experts recommend that you should speak to at least 3 different agents in order to be able to compare and contrast. Speaking to 3 agents will give you an idea of different things each agent has to offer and you’ll make an informed decision.

    Find an agent that you can trust

    Trust is the key. When buying or selling a home, you are entrusting an agent with a big responsibility and if you can’t trust the agent you are working with, the buying or selling process will be extremely stressful. Many real estate agents will have the technology and the resources to advertise properties but a good real estate agent will have a true understanding of how to achieve your personal goals. 

    Things to look for in a real estate agent

    1. Good communication 
    2. Good local market understanding 
    3. Awareness of the locality 
    4. Approachable and friendly nature 
    5. A good listener 
    6. Excellent reviews and professionalism 
    7. Creative when it comes to negotiations

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    53 Responses to “How to Pick the Right Real Estate Agent”

    • Jonathan May

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      I do agree with what the article stated, “trust is the key”. You need to find a realtor that you can trust because owning a home is a great milestone in your life and you don’t want that to mess up.

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    • Kristofer Van Wagner

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      I appreciate that this post mentioned it is important for us to compare the different agents that we have. It is important because we will be able to compare the prices and the offers that they give. I will remember to heed your advice when I seek a real estate agent.

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    • Kristofer Van Wagner

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    • Shaylee Packer

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      I never thought to connect with a real estate agent at an open house. We are hoping to put our house on the market within the next few months, and would like to find an agent to help us sell it quickly. I will have to see if my husband would be willing to stop by a few open houses this week, and see if we can find the right agent for us.

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    • Kristofer Van Wagner

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      I do love that this post encouraged us to compare agents as in doing so, we will know that we are taking the best offer or best agent. My sister is looking for a house. I will ask her to make a list of prospective agents and then compare their prices.

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    • Marina Peterson

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    • Taylor Hicken

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      You made a good point when you mentioned that it is important to choose a real estate agent who has good communication skills to negotiate with potential buyers. My brother just told me the other day that he is planning to sell his current house as he has bought a new place last month where he plans to stay there when he gets married in a few weeks. I will suggest to him hiring a reliable real estate agent who can assist him with the process of selling his house.

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    • Chris Pederson

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      I love how a good real estate agent will help you achieve your personal goals. A lot of first-time homeowners might not recognize how important this is at first. That little bit of help that is more than just looking for a house can mean a lot in the future.

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    • Charlotte Fleet

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      My parents are moving us to a new city next year and are hoping to find a good realtor to help us find the perfect house for us. I appreciate how you said that the best way to choose a real estate agent is to talk to at least 3 different realtors before making a decision. I will make sure to pass this information along to my parents so they can find a reputable realtor.

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    • Eli Richardson

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      I never took into account the fact that you should talk to at least three agents before settling for one. My friend’s thinking about selling his house, and he was trying to do it by himself. But he doesn’t have the time nor the knowledge to do so. I think going with an agent is the best option for him, and I’ll be sure to share this information. Thanks for the advice on how you shouldn’t go with the first agent that you meet. And that you should compare what each can offer you, so you’ll make the right decision.

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    • Sam Chadwick

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      It was mentioned that it is important to speak to at least three different agents to get the feel for how things work. My parents are looking to put their house on the market in the next few months. I will have to let them know that it is a good idea to look into many different options before making a decision.

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    • Kristofer Van Wagner

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      You make an excellent point that it is important for us to compare our real estate agents as in doing so, we will be able to determine which is the best real estate agent for us. My wife and I are planning to hire a real estate agent to help us buy a house. I will start by compiling a list and get their quotation to start comparing.

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    • Rebecca Gardner

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      I like your suggestion to meet with at least three different agents so we can have a basis for comparison. My husband and I agree we want to find a professional real estate broker to help us sell our current single-family home ASAP. Using your suggested methods should help me feel more confident in whatever broker we end up choosing to work with!

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    • Taylor Hicken

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      I appreciated it when you shared that it is important to choose a real estate agent that you can trust to find the right property for you. My sister just mentioned the other day that she is thinking of buying a new house since she is currently expecting a baby and she wants to have a bigger place to raise her child. I will suggest to her looking for a reliable real estate agent who is able to find the right house for her family.

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    • Eli Richardson

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      I’m glad you mentioned you should compare different real estate agents before choosing one. My fiance and I are getting married next year, and we want to buy a house before the wedding. That’s why we think it’d be better to get the assistance of a realtor, so we need to find one. We really appreciate your tips about what to look for in a real estate agent.

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    • Jay Ren

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      That’s a good point you made about having a social media presence. I would want my realtor to have an Instagram account! That could give me a pseudo-resume for their work history! Especially if they deal in more luxury homes.

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    • rachel frampton

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      I would like to hire a real estate agent that will help me look for the perfect residential house, which is why I’ve decided to start looking for a real estate agent. Well, you made a pretty good point that it would be best to check the prospective proeprty’s neighborhood first. I’ll also keep in mind to check how the agents handle negative reviews because this will show his/her attitude.

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    • maallik pvt

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    • Eli Richardson

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      It’s awesome that you talked about what qualities to look for in a real estate agent. Recently, my wife and I decided we want to buy our first house. We’re excited to find the perfect home for us, so we’ll be sure to follow your tips! Thanks for the information on hiring an agent with good communication skills.

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    • Max Jones

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      Thanks for the tip to look for a real estate agent who is approachable and a good listener. I am trying to find a new home in my neighborhood so my kids can live closer to their school. I’ll look for a real estate agent who can help me with finding the perfect home for my family.

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    • Mia Evans

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      I like that you pointed out that agents have social media accounts we can check. As you said, this will help us gauge if the person we will hire to help us is the perfect fit for us, personality-wise. I am quite a shy person, so I need someone who will really be outgoing to be able to sell the house of my grandparents which we haven’t taken care of for two years now.

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    • Eli

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      It’s great that you talked about researching and comparing multiple realtors before selecting one. Recently, my parents mentioned they want to sell their house and buy an apartment. My parents want to live closer to the beach, and I think they could use the help of a professional, so I’ll be sure to follow your tips to find one. Thanks for the advice on real estate agents and how to find a reliable one.

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    • Charlotte Fleet

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      I am glad you mentioned that it is important to choose a real estate agent that has incredible reviews online and professionalism. My husband’s brother and his wife are hoping to buy their first home together this year and they need to hire a realtor. I’ll share your tips with them and help them search online reviews to find the best agent for them.

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    • Tex Hooper

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      I appreciate what you said about looking for agents on social media. I need to get a realtor to find a house for me in Houston. I’ll have to consider getting a realtor who is licensed in the state.

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    • Henry

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      It was really interesting when you explained that social media can provide you with the information you need when you are looking for a real estate agent. It seems like it would be important to pay attention to how much a real estate agent interacts with their followers. If they have a positive vibe and seem friendly, then they are probably a good agent to work with.

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    • Mia Evans

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      Thanks for pointing out that it is best to check at least three agents to compare and contrast. I will follow your advice to be able to hire the best one in town. I just need their help since I plan to buy a condominium this year for my daughter when she goes to college.

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    • Jon Westrom

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      I appreciate your article. It is a very impressive blog for finding a Real Estate agent. Thanks for sharing your blog on it.

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    • Mia Evans

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      I like that you suggested talking to at least three agents and compare and contrast their offers. I will follow your advice since I need to hire a good and affordable agent this year. Their expertise can help me find a lot that I want to buy where I will have my dream house built in the future.

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    • Kristofer Van Wagner

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      I do agree that it is important for us to compare the different real estates’ agents that we find. In doing so, we will be able to look at the different packages they offer as well as the services. I will definitely make a mental note to have a comparison sheet done to compare between agents.

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    • beverly minyard

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      I like that it suggests speaking to at least 3 different real estate agents and not settling for the first one you speak to. I know that my parents when selling their house when with the first realtor recommended to them and she didn’t sell their home for the 7 months they had her hired. When they finally decided to look around for other options they found a great realtor that sold their house in 2 weeks.

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    • Chance Cook

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      I have never bought a house before. So I’ll take all the help I can get so I don’t get a bad house. Maybe I can go to a couple of open houses and make connection with agents to get their help eventually.

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    • Charlotte Fleet

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      One of my cousins needs to hire a real estate agent because he is hoping to find the perfect house for him and his wife to move into in the next year. You made a great point about how it is important for an agent to have amazing reviews and professionalism. I will have my cousin read the reviews about a real estate agent before he hires anyone to help him find a house.

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    • Millie Hue

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      I like that you talked about how real estate agents would usually have social media accounts these days. As you said, we can check their profiles there to know them well before hiring them. I will follow your advice now that I need their services to finally buy my first house this year after saving up for this purchase for three years now.

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