So you’ve checked out the market, started packing your things, and you’re finally ready to buy or sell your home. What now? You need to find the right real estate agent for you!
This can be an intimidating task, but here are some tips to help you find your perfect agent.
Think about your needs
Do you want someone who can sell your home in a short time frame? Or are you looking for that top-dollar sale? Knowing your immediate needs and concerns can help you frame your questions correctly when you’re searching for the right agent.
Reach out for referrals
A good agent will have an excellent reputation with other buyers and sellers. Ask your trusted friends, family, and neighbors for their recommendations. Then, interview several recommended agents to find the best fit for your needs.
Expertise is the key!
Every agent will have a unique set of experiences and strengths in the San Diego real estate market. Talk to agents about how they’ve handled clients with similar needs in order to get a feel for their capabilities.
Location, location, location
In a diverse real estate market like San Diego, it’s especially important to find an agent who is a neighborhood specialist. As a buyer, you need to know the ins and outs of each neighborhood, from school district rankings to commuting insights to the sales history of the homes you’re eyeing. Your agent might even have the inside scoop about homes that aren’t even on the market. For sellers, a neighborhood specialist becomes even more important, as they will have the expertise to set your home at the right asking price.
If you’re selling your home, you need an agent who is experienced in both digital and print marketing. Getting your home in front of prospective buyers through a multitude of channels is the best way to drive up demand and secure multiple offers for your home. Every Ascent Real Estate agent has a dedicated marketing department to help get your home in front of a wide audience using social media, print, email, and even dedicated webpages.
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