Matthew Bristow

Picking the right real estate agent to help you buy a home

Buying a new home is likely the biggest investment that a person will make in their lifetime. 

Finding the right real estate agent to guide you through that process is critical to optimizing your results.

Here’s 3 things to look for in a realtor to help you find your next home:

  1. Experience
    1. Working with an experienced real estate agent is vital to your success as a home buyer. Your real estate agent should have at least 10-12 transactions under their belt to possess the appropriate knowledge and experience to effectively negotiate on your behalf. Alternatively, if you’re working with a newer real estate agent, as long as they have a great support system and leaders guiding them throughout the process, you can still be in good hands with a less experienced agent.
  2. Availability
    1. Homes are selling FAST. This is nothing new, though. Availability will be an extremely important factor when searching for a new home. If the agent representing a buyer isn’t available for 2-3 days after the home was listed, it may be gone before you have a chance to view it. Working with a real estate agent that focuses on real estate as their full-time job is a very important consideration when choosing your realtor.
  3. Communication
    1. Communication ties back to availability and is equally as important. There’s nothing worse than having to wait a day or two to hear back about your questions, concerns, offer status, etc. Find a real estate agent that will make you a priority and respond in a timely manner, in addition to proactively keeping you updated throughout your home buying journey.

Ultimately, when working with a real estate agent to buy a new home, you should feel like you’re their only client despite being one of many. This all comes down to availability and communication, both of which are learned through first-hand experience as a successful real estate agent.

If you’re considering buying a new home in 2023, we’d love to help! Social House has 40+ incredible real estate agents ready to help you find a new home all over Southeast Michigan. Contact us today!


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