Buying and selling a home is a huge undertaking. You’ll want to work with a real estate agent that meets your goals and expectations and has your best interest in mind without any pressure tactics. There are many things to consider when hiring an agent. Here’s some suggestions on helping you check off some of those boxes before deciding on someone.
Ask for references. The agent should readily give you a list of past clients. Ask them if they encountered any issues while working with the agent, how well the agent performed and, on a more personal level, ask them if they worked together amicably.
Check their credentials and find out how long they’ve been in business. What brokerage are they with? How long has it been in business? Has the agent received any awards or honours? Check their website to see if they have recognition in their field, such as being a top performer or received a high ranking of performance in Canada.
Does the agent know your area well? If they have several years of experience selling in your area they’ll know the neighbourhood’s details and how your area is trending price wise. Even better is if they live in the same town or city where you live. Ask how they’ll market your listing: will it be posted online and in the newspapers? Will they post heavily on social media?
Chemistry is key. Buying and selling a home can be stressful, so it’s important to get along. Any tension will not bode well when you’ll be spending so much time together.
Keeping these factors in mind will help you find the agent that best suits your situation.
About Guy Yarkoni:
Guy Yarkoni has been a Real Estate professional for thirteen years. He is a licensed Sales Representative and Accredited Buyer Representative as well as a Member of the Luxury Home Institute. He is in the top 1% of Realtors selling condos in Toronto since 2007 and has recently placed as a Top 100 Realtor in Canada with Re/Max for its first quarter in 2018.
Guy’s excellent sales record has been recognized with the induction into the Re/Max Hall of Fame, Re/Max Platinum Club Membership and in 2012 was credited as the #1 Sales Representative out of all Re/Max Condos Plus agents. His recent awarded designations certify him as an Institute Member with documented sales performance in the top 10% of his market.