If you’re considering buying or selling a home, finding the right agent can be daunting. A successful home buying and selling experience has a lot to do with finding an agent that is a good fit for you. But how do you find the best agent for you?
REcolorado.com is a great resource for those looking for an agent. The home search site includes information and tools to help you find an agent, including an agents’ background and experience, links to their websites, and listings they’ve sold.
Here are 6 tips to help you find and choose the right real estate agent for you.
Search for an Agent
Start your agent search on REcolorado.com. Simply click “Find Agent” in the top navigation. You can search by location to find an agent near you or in the neighborhood where you want to buy. Real estate agents are local experts, so start by searching for agents in the area where you want to buy (or sell) a home. You can also search by name, specialty, and more.
From the agent search results, click on an agent’s name to view their full profile. The profile page includes information about the agent, including their photo, contact information, background, experience, links to their website, and real estate office details.
REcolorado.com lets you easily view current and sold listings for a specific agent. By clicking “View My Listings” on the agent’s profile, you can see all the properties the agent is currently selling. You can also see any properties they have recently sold. This can help you get a sense for the agent’s experience by seeing specific homes that the agent has sold.
REALTOR® vs. Broker
It’s important for you as the home buyer or seller to do your homework on local real estate agents so you can find a professional with knowledge of and experience in your area of interest. This includes understanding why some agents refer to themselves as a REALTOR® and some use other terms, like real estate agent or real estate broker. Understand the difference — you can easily identify REALTORS by the blue R logo displayed next to their name and on their agent profile.
Connect with an Agent
When you find an agent you like, easily connect with them from REcolorado.com. Simply click “Contact Me” or call the phone number listed on the broker profile.
You can also connect with an agent through a listing. If you find a home that you love and want to learn more about it, contact the listing agent. The listing agent is included on every home for sale on REcolorado.com, so you can easily find their contact information and ask questions about their listing. You may even find your own buyer’s agent this way!
A combination of experience and ethics, along with a clear understanding of their role, will help you choose the right REALTOR. Make sure you choose an agent who will work well with and for you by asking questions and getting to know them. The National Association of REALTORS recommends these Questions to Ask When Choosing a Colorado REALTOR.
Choosing the right real estate agent has a huge impact on your home buying and selling experience. Use the tools available on REcolorado.com to easily search and connect with a local real estate professional. Look for an agent who is an experienced local expert in the neighborhood or area you are considering. Get to know the agent by asking questions, including their background, to ensure they are the right fit for you.
Originally published September 25, 2018 — Updated September 12, 2019