Choosing the right Clearwater real estate agent is so important. It’s the difference between selling for asking price or close to it, and not selling or discounting. It’s the difference between finding your dream home and settling for what might work. So how should you go about choosing a real estate agent?
Start with their internet presence
Check for their social media presence. Find their website. Today being tech savvy is incredibly important. Any agent who refuses to use social media to market not only their properties but themselves as well should be looked at with some skepticism. Most buyers look for properties online before they ever contact an agent.
Any agent who isn’t using technology is missing the boat. How can they possibly find the buyer for your home if buyers can’t find them? Their website should provide you with more than just a few listings. Their website should be a treasure trove of information for buyers and sellers.
Information about the agent
Things like their years of experience, average sale, average time on the market and so forth. Information sellers need to make good decisions to sell. Information about what buyers need to make good decisions about what and how to buy.
Look for testimonials
Not just on their social media and website, but on other sites as well. Keep in mind that they will only put the good feedback on the places they control: their social media and website. Other places like Yelp or Better Business Bureau will have both good and bad reviews. Read them all and see how it all shakes out.
Check your Clearwater Realtor out with the state and the Better Business Bureau
Speaking on the Better Business Bureau, be sure to check them out there and with the state. Make sure things like licenses are up to date. Look for things like lawsuits and complaints. Too many may mean you’re asking for trouble!
Be smart about choosing your Clearwater Realtor. After all, your home is the biggest purchase of your life. Make sure it’s a smart one!
Looking for a great Clearwater Real Estate Agent who is great at technology? Give Deborah Ward and Associates a call today! 727-216-9247