Find the Right Real Estate Agent for You

Buying or selling a home is no small task, but when you team up with a real estate agent, you’ll have an expert advisor who can help you navigate the entire process from start to finish. So, how do you find the best agent for you? 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 Simply click “Find an 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.

Agent Profile

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.

Sold Listings lets you easily view current and sold listings for a specific agent. Scroll through the homes on the right side of the agent’s profile to 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 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, so you can easily find their contact information and ask questions about the property. You may even find your own buyer’s agent this way!

Ask Questions

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 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.