How do I find a GOOD Realtor?

If you won $10 million in the lottery, who would you get to invest it for you? Your nephew, because he's your favorite nephew? How about a family friend, because they go to your church and play on your tennis team? Probably neither. Hopefully you would do your homework and find out who is the most qualified person to do the job.

For most people, their home is their biggest investment. Real estate is the greatest investment opportunity there is, for most people. We all need a place to live, to enjoy, to raise our families, and to call our home. Just as importantly, we need a place to invest our money and save it for our futures. Real estate is the one place where all of this can be accomplished at the same time.

Amazingly, some people turn this part of their life over to someone who they don t know is actually qualified to handle the job. Who s fault is this? The Realtor? Not really. It is your responsibility to identify the person best qualified to handle your important business. Everyone you know has a horror story about a Realtor. The next time you hear one of them, ask that person how they located their Realtor, and you will probably understand why the story turned out the way it did.

If you asked every person you know, and respect, each one of them could easily refer you to "a Realtor." Then ask them to refer you to a Realtor they have done at least three deals with. You will be hard pressed to find one of these. By three deals I mean, they bought a house, sold that house, and bought another house from the same person. Now you have probably located a great realtor. Most people would not continue to do business with someone who does not do a good job. We all want good service, someone to look out for our best interest, and someone to find the right deal for us. These are the minimum requirements you should have for your Realtor, or anyone else you do business with. Simply having a real estate license is not good enough. Your Realtor should actually be qualified to represent you, and you should learn how to know if this person is qualified.

There are too many misconceptions about Realtors, and the real estate business, to even attempt to reveal at this point. If you ever want to discuss some of them, you are more than welcome to contact someone at our offices. It would simply be some good, honest, advice for you to use in locating a good representative for your real estate needs.