If you are buying a home on the South Shore, it’s a good idea to seek out the most qualified representation when choosingchoosing the best buyer's agentthe best real estate buyer’s agent versus just working with the very first real estate agent you come across. And even worse than that, isfeeling compelled to use a family member or friend who allegedly sells real estate or so you’ve been told. Crossing your fingers and hoping for the best is a low odds bet and unnecessary when you can have a trusted and experienced buyer’s agent like me by your side. During my real estate career, I’ve seen too many buyers lose out on a home they wanted to purchase because the agent they were working with was inexperienced, unavailable and didn’t have their client’s best interest in the forefront.

What to look for when choosing the best real estate buyer’s agent

Here’s several factors to keep in mind when choosing the best real estate buyer’s agent, who is not only qualified and experienced, but knows the geographic market area inside and out, has fine tuned negotiation skills, and the drive and tenacity to properly represent you when purchasing a home.

choosing the best buyer's agentEducation.  One of the most important factors in choosing the best real estate buyer’s agent is their educational background as well as their ongoing professional real estate training. A College degree is certainly a prerequisite on a general level, but look to the real estate agent’s certifications and designations within their real estate profession. Ask them for their resume and review their specialties, certifications and most recent educational courses as well as recent sales in the marketplace and any written recommendations.

choosing the best buyer's agentExperience and Expertise.  As a home buyer, the best real estate buyer’s agent for you is a full-time Realtor who has committed themselves to a career in real estate marketing, sales and customer service. The agent should be familiar your specific area, hyper-local neighborhood and the fiduciary role and responsibilities of a real estate buyer’s agent.  This would ensure that they are locally focused, know the market better than most, and the current inventory, pricing and trends so they can give you the best professional advice.

Explore how tech-savvy your real estate agent is. Ask about similar properties he or she and/or their office has sold to buyer’s similar to you in recent weeks and months. The best real estate buyer’s agent in the marketplace should be able to give you a general overview of the market in that area without having to lookup data. Ask for recommendations too, and just because the agent is perceived to have a lot going on in the marketplace, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are the right fit for you. Do a little on-line stalking and check out the agent on the internet and see if they are not only “proactive” in terms of their digital involvement in real estate, but someone that appears to know what they are actually talking about. In other words, check out their credibility factor.

choosing the best buyer's agentAvailability and Commitment.  Choosing the best real estate buyer’s agent for you should include an agent capable of prompt and decisive action during the course of the real estate transaction. The best real estate buyer’s agent must make it a point to keep in touch with you consistently. Your agent must always be accessible to reach in case of emergencies or even the simplest of questions come up. Your agent should be available on the weekends and in the evenings when a lot of real estate activity takes place. The best real estate buyer’s agent should be technologically savvy and be able to communicate electronically at a moments notice as real estate is always time critical. Ask your agent for a specific communication plan during the contract term.

choosing the best buyer's agentTrust, Honesty & Integrity.  All the best real estate buyer’s agents should take the time to listen to your needs and clarify the exact nature of your goals and fears. Just as you’re not going to jump out of a plane with a beginner skydiving instructor, you shouldn’t make one of the largest financial decisions in your lifetime without the best real estate buyer’s agent, who’s trusted and experienced in all things real estate. A skilled and experienced buyer’s agent represents you and your best interests, will understand the uniqueness of your situation and respect your personal requests and needs. Listening is a skill in itself along with critical thinking and knowing when and how, which is an important factor in choosing the right buyer’s agent. When you know you are being listened to, the process of building trust between agent and client is initiated and that typically leads to a successful transaction.

 

Choosing the best real estate buyer’s agent means having the peace of mind you deserve during the entire transaction

george jamieson realtorIf you are looking to work with the best real estate buyer’s agent for you on the South Shore, please contact Realtor George Jamieson of William Raveis Real Estate at 617-877-4839 or email George.jamieson@raveis.com. George has over 20+ years of real estate experience on the South Shore, serving clients in the towns of Norwell, Hanover, Hingham, Weymouth, Braintree, Scituate, Cohasset, Hull, Pembroke, Rockland, Quincy, Abington, Milton, Marshfield, Duxbury, Hanson and Kingston. George would love to help you and your family buy your next home. William Raveis Real Estate is the largest independently owned real estate agency in the Northeast and 8th largest independently owned real estate company in the United States. George will earn your business and your trust, giving you the peace of mind you deserve during the entire real estate sales process. This is typically one of the largest financial decisions you will make in your lifetime. Having the most experienced and skilled negotiator at your side could mean the difference of tens of thousands of dollars.

As your Realtor and exclusive buyers agent, George will guide you through the entire buying process from start to finish. Client satisfaction is George’s #1 priority and this can only be achieved by clear communication, collaboration, availability and real commitment to my clients. As your choice as buyer agent, George will be your guide and exclusive partner in this important process. It is important to work with an agent and firm that is more interested in your needs than theirs. William Raveis Real Estate is built on a strong foundation of integrity and high moral and ethical standards. This is the backbone of our business success. If you would like to provide your contact information below, George will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.

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