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After determining whether a realtor is a buyer or a seller agent, your next step will be to check out realtorís background. Obviously, all realtors are governed by regulations of their state and must meet certain licensing requirements but you will need to check on information above and beyond this. Look for someone who specializes in type of property that interests you. If you are looking for commercial property, why work with a realtor who has no experience in commercial property? You may also consider working only with a realtor who has experience in specific neighborhood or community that interests you.
How much experience should ideal realtor possess? Well, it depends. Relatively new realtors are often hard hitting and will put in quite a bit of time and effort in order to make a sale. The downside to a new realtor is that they simply may not have experience and knowledge necessary to find right property for you. On other hand, more experienced realtors are often quite busy and may not have time to devote to all your needs.
Finally, look for a realtor that has good communication skills. It can be difficult to find right property if you feel you cannot even communicate to your realtor features you really need or want in a property. And above all; look for a realtor who has a trustworthy reputation. Integrity says far more about any professional than any other trait-even experience.
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