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3 Tips for Choosing the Right Realtor

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Having a good realtor in your corner can be a huge bonus when it comes to buying or selling a home. However, many real estate agents market themselves well. How can you know that you are really getting one of the best Tampa Realtors to help you reach your goals?

Tip #1: Check his or her certifications.

If your real estate professional is a “Realtor,” with a capital R, this means that they are licensed by the National Association of Realtors. While this is a good sign, it is not the only designation that matters. You should also look into any awards that your real estate professional might have received. In particular, being a “Realtor of the Year” means that they have received accolades from a local or state branch of the National Association of Realtors. Any awards that require nominations by peers are also a good sign.

At this time, you should also check and see how long a real estate agent has been in the business. Typically, someone that has been a Realtor in the area for many years will have better insights than someone that is just starting out.

Tip #2: Consider your specific needs.

Make sure that the Realtor you choose has experience working with other customers that had similar needs. For example, a Realtor might be amazing at buying or selling commercial property but may not have as much experience working with high-end residential properties.

Most Tampa Realtors will provide you with statistics about their past clients on request. Important factors to note are the asking price and sales price. Is the Realtor consistently helping clients accept offers that are at or near their asking price? You should also check how long these properties usually sit on the market. A quick sale time is usually a good sign. Find a Realtor with a good track record and experience buying and selling homes that are similar to yours.

Tip #3: Look at the Realtor’s current listings.

In this day and age, most buyers will look online long before they start driving around neighborhoods or set foot in a potential home. Because of this, it is important that you home is well represented online.

Look at a potential Realtor’s current listings. Are the listings descriptive and appealing? Are there plenty of high-quality photos? Is it easy to find homes using their search tools? Do homes that are similar to yours frequently pop up in the search results? If the answer to all these questions is “yes,” then the Realtor in question will most likely represent your home well online. If the answer is “no,” you should probably continue your search for the perfect real estate agent.

If you take these factors into account, Brittany and the rest of the team at Poppleton Properties will stand out among the sea of Tampa Realtors. Browse this website or contact them at (813) 833-2520 or brittany(at)townchase(dotted)com.