A quick Google search for Real Estate Agents in Colorado pops up over 100 agents in the first 6 pages, so how are you, a prospective home buyer or seller, supposed to pick the best agent for you? Do you go with the most advertisements? That’s how most people choose a service. Perhaps you should hire the best from Yelp? What about and agent you heard about from the friend of a friend of a friend? Sadly, although all of these are popular methods, none of them will tell you the most important criteria for choosing an agent. To help with that, we’ve put together a list of the top 4 things to look for in an agent.
Solo Can’t Cut It
Denver has any number of husband/wife teams or solo agents that work from home at a cheaper rate. Unfortunately, the cheap rate also comes with fewer resources. Solo agents often don’t have the same abilities and connections that a team agency has. Since real estate transactions rely heavily on timely actions, a team always has someone available to make the call when the opportunity pops up. Solo agents may be caught up in another sale and will miss the opportunity you needed to get your dream home. Team agencies also have a multitude of skill sets to draw upon at need. They rarely need to consult another agency to get you the answer you need.
There When You Need
Another problem many buyers and sellers find are agents that work banker’s hours. These part-timers go home at 5 and take weekends off. Right now, Denver is one of the most active real estate markets in the country with deals opening and closing all week long which requires an agent that is available 7 days a week to catch the deal you want or to work with your schedule.
Full Service vs. Flat Fee
In most things, you get what you pay for and real estate is no exception. When you go searching for an agent, you don’t want one that will only go so far. You need an agent that will help you with every aspect of the deal, not just the paperwork. Certainly, you may end up paying a little more, but you will get a lot more service.
It’s All About Connections
A good agent has one or two contacts that can help you with remodeling or inspection paperwork. A GREAT agent knows half the town! Having a long contact list of contractors, vendors, lenders, and city or county officials gives them (and you) options to work with. It also means that your agent is great to work with since many of those on the contact list tend to be picky about who they will work with.
True Performance Real Estate
At True Performance Real Estate, we meet all of these criteria! Our knowledgeable team work 24/7 to get you the best real estate deals of anyone in the Denver area. Our full-service agents will go every extra mile and work with our large list of contacts, in real estate, banking, contracting, etc., to give you a great experience in buying or selling your home. We work diligently for you because, if you are happy with our service, maybe you will tell the friend of a friend about us. Call one of our agents today to get started!