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How do I find a good realtor in my area?

by AEA Staff

The Money Section: Finding the Right Realtor

Is buying a house on the horizon for you and your spouse or family? Congratulations! This is a major milestone. All the blood, sweat, and tears that homeowners put into their property builds up and drenches added free time that they never have before.

Choosing a realtor is an important decision to make that can easily be made with just a little education. The first thing you want to consider is experience. Newer realtors, though still coming with that sparkling spirit and enthusiasm to please, often have a lack of due diligence and research behind them that will be best suited for a more experienced individual.

Secondly, make sure to consider the kind of working relationship you want with your realtor. Will they be acting as an invaluable advisor, teacher, and guiding hand, or will they be managing your transaction and obtaining a paycheck? Everyone meshes differently with different people, so it only makes sense to invest time in deciding who you are most comfortable with.

Lastly, think about what your needs are for your new home. Is it more about the aesthetic charm and old-world comfort of an old country house, or do you want to move from apartment to the place you can have yard space and pets? Be sure to communicate this with your realtor so they can understand the specifics of your housing requirements so that it can be a part of your search.

Hopefully these considerations will help point you in the right direction for finding your perfect realtor. There’s something truly rewarding about walking into your new home after the last signature has been signed and photo albums to start filling with memories of your teeny fuzzy family.

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