How To Find A Dependable Real Estate Agent?

by Anurag Gupta Real Estate Consultant
“It is not just a property”; when a person decides to invest, a large amount of his life’s earning, a room becomes more than four walls of brick and mortar, and he/she tends to associate emotions with it. Lucky are the ones, who get to find the property they always dreamt of, and to be honest, most of the times the credit goes completely to the realtor. Yes! While making a property deal, the person who plays the most crucial role, is the real estate agent we chose to lead our way in the real estate industry. He can bring the best deals for you, or block your way in finding your dream corner. What we have here, are some essential questions that you have to reveal before handing the responsibility to the real estate agent.

Is He Authorized?
The license is perhaps the most essential and foremost thing to check before assigning the duty to the realtor. With so many frauds and cheats roaming around in the market, you just cannot trust anyone where the investment is in lakhs and crores. Head to your state’s local regulatory body and ask about the authenticity of the real estate agent. Also, confirm if there is any case pending on the name of the agent, and stay away from the realtors who have been associated with any fraud or court cases in the past..

What Took Him Here? 
Once you are sure that the realtor you are dealing with is authorized, the next step remains to flip through the pages of the past, and figure out what has he done to be here? Enquire about his past work and the number of clients he has dealt with. Try to talk to his past clients, or search online for the client reviews. You will get a significant amount of information about the agent’s activities from both the sources.

Are The Recent Customers Satisfied?
No amount of online research could speak louder than the word of mouth, therefore, reach to the recent clients of the real estate agent you have planned to deal with, and ask about the efficiency of the agent personally. Once you get a chance to talk to the recent clients, sellers can also put up other question like- “what was the difference between the calling, and the selling price?”, how long did he take to sell off the property? Talking to the recent customers will give you a picture of how it would be like to deal with the realtor.

How Much Does He Know?
Even if the realtor is in the good books of the recent clients, keep testing his knowledge of the area by asking about the other property options available in the nearby localities. If he is able to inform you about the other options in the location, then you can make sure he has the required knowledge of the area.

Where Does He Stand?
You might have checked his achievements, but do not forget to check the current ratings of the real estate agent. If he is a renowned agent in the locality, then you will find his ratings easily on the online database. Search online and look for the real estate agents with the higher ranking, if his name flashes in the list, then he is surely the kind of realtor you need.

Very few things cost you more than a property that is why the next time you reach to a real estate agent, make sure you have checked him on the above-listed parameters, and stay carefree.    

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About Anurag Gupta Advanced   Real Estate Consultant

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