There are a lot of real estate agents that can be found everywhere, and they can be categorized as a professional and a salesperson. A professional is someone who can provide you with advices regarding real estate properties; something that will be beneficial for you or your business. A salesperson is someone who will do anything just to convince you to purchase the property, and this is the person whom you don’t want to deal with.
Here is the step by step guide that you can follow whenever you are looking for a reliable real estate agent:
Search the Internet and create a list of all the agents that you found.
Look for their website or contact details to learn more about them.
Contact them and try to start a conversation with them.
Try to categorize the way they talk to you, and this will show you who the professional really is.
A professional agent can provide you with advices based on facts! Fact is the keyword. If he can provide you with information that will be useful for you, then he is a reliable real estate agent. For example, you ask them;
“There is someone who told me that the prices of properties will go down this year, is that true?”
A professional real estate agent will tell you;
“I cannot answer that because no one can pinpoint whether the prices of properties will go up or down, but based on my records for the past few years, the prices of real estate properties had an average increase of 3.5%. Using this information, I can tell that you that a 30% decrease in value is farfetched.”
A salesperson will tell you;
“A downfall in the market is farfetched and is very impossible. I have here a list of all the properties that are downfall-proof, and you can be sure that they will remain stable regardless of the condition of the market.”
From here, we can already tell which of these agents is more professional. Both believe that the price of properties will remain the same, but the base of their answers are different. A salesperson is someone will tell that you everything just to get you to purchase a property. He’ll even tell you that a property is a prime commercial space even though it is located in the middle of the forest.
This is one of the best methods that you can use in order to find a reliable real estate agent. It is true that agents are eager to sell a property for you, but a professional is not “that” eager that he’ll do sales talk just to get you to buy a property and spend your money on something that is not worth your money.