How to select the right downtown real estate agent?
A recent study shows that more people are using realtors than ever before. Even the “self-starting” millennial generation now turns to professional realtors more often to meet their home-buying and selling needs.
Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a Boston downtown condo, having the right Boston realtor can make all the difference.
The question is, how do you chose the perfect realtor so you get more money in your pocket? Here are 3 essential things to look for in a great realtor.
1. HOW LONG ARE YOUR CONDO LISTINGS USUALLY ON THE MARKET?
Finding a Boston realtor who knows their stuff is all about finding someone with the right experience. One of the best questions to ask a potential realtor is how long, (on average), their listings stay on the market?
Compare the length of time to other agents you’re considering.
Typically, the agents who are best at getting the price you want can sell a property quickly. The longer your home stays on the market, the less likely you are to get the price you hope for.
2. HOW MANY BOSTON CONDOS HAVE YOU SOLD IN THIS AREA?
When you’re looking for a realtor in downtown Boston, you want someone who has sold a home in the neighborhood you want. The best Boston realtor will have at least one year of experience in a particular place before they learn the specific characteristics of the area.
Different communities vary greatly in everything from home prices, amenities, features, potential value, and more. Choose a realtor who has proven success selling homes right where you want to be or sell.
This ensures you’ve got someone on your side who knows the area’s unique characteristics and can help you make the best decisions.
3. HOW MANY BOSTON CONDO SELLERS ARE YOU CURRENTLY WORKING WITH?
One of the most frustrating things for homeowners or buyers is having a non-responsive realtor. The last thing you need is to get forgotten or lost in the mix if your realtor is working with too many sellers.
It’s a good idea to find out how many balls your realtor will be juggling if they agree to represent you. Ideally, you want someone who has proven experience but who isn’t so burdened down that they can’t offer you the best of their time and knowledge.
While you’re at it, ask your potential realtor for a list of referrals.
Truly excellent realtors should have several individuals available for you to get honest feedback from. Find out what other people’s experiences were selling with your potential realtor.
Don’t be afraid to ask them for their honest opinions. It’s also wise if you’re working through an agency to check their online Google reviews.
BOSTON REAL ESTATE AND THE BOTTOM LINE
The more you know about your potential Boston realtor before agreeing to have them represent you, the better.
Our team of experienced realtors is happy to answer all your questions about buying or selling a home in downtown Boston. Check out our past client testimonials and see why so many home buyers and sellers are using Ford Realty Team agents for their downtown Boston real estate needs
Boston Downtown Realtor FAQ
How long has your company been in business?
A Boston downtown real estate company that has been in business for over 10 years is a good sign.
How many Boston condos have you sold in this area?
The answer to this question will show you how active the real estate office is in the area.
How are your Google real-estate rankings?
Stay away from a company with very few Google reviews or the reviews are below 4.5 stars
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