Now Is the Time to Find Your Realtor

02/04/18 by Steve Smith

 

The North Texas region’s attractive quality of life, strong economy and low cost of living ensure D-FW will continue its steady rise to prominence among the world’s leading metropolitan areas. If you want to join in on the fun as a North Texas home buyer or seller, now is the time to start looking for a Realtor.

 

This process is different for everyone, but below are a few things experts recommend you keep in mind:

 

Experience – Look to agents who have put time into their career and the neighborhoods in which they work. This can mean different things, like trusting someone who has spent years in the business or someone who grew up in the area.

 

Personality and Interests – Try to do some background work on a potential agent. Many have bio pages, LinkedIn accounts, social media pages, and online reviews. All of these can be helpful, but remember that not having one or the other doesn’t have a direct correlation to how “good” an agent is.

 

Career type – Is being a Realtor the person’s full-time career? If you’re serious about buying or selling a North Texas home, you’ll want to choose someone who’s in the industry full-time.

 

Education – Professional training programs at Ebby Halliday Realtors are recognized as among the very best in the industry and offer comprehensive and ongoing training for entry-level, intermediate and advanced education. With technical training classes, personalized mentoring, business coaching and advanced seminars, Ebby helps its sales associates stay on the cutting-edge of the real estate industry.

 

The numbers – If you’re a buyer, don’t choose an agent based on a lower commission. If you’re a seller, don’t choose them just because they agree with you on how much your home should be listed for. Two things justify these points: You get what you pay for, and, in real estate, there’s no way to tell how much a ready, willing and able buyer will pay for a house at the end of the day. Market conditions ultimately determine the final sales price.

 

Age – Don’t dismiss an agent based on their age, young or old. What makes an agent the right fit for you is not often their age, but their love of their profession, dedication to you, and the points listed above.

 

Need a good place to start looking for your Realtor? Visit the award-winning ebby.com to learn about all of the agents at Ebby Halliday Realtors, the No. 1 independently owned residential real estate brokerage in Texas. Ebby.com is fully responsive to your mobile lifestyle, on any device at any time.