Selecting the Best South Shore Buyer’s Agent

If you are buying a home or property on the South Shore or in and around Boston, I would highly encourage you to seekout the best buyer’s agent versus just working with the very first real estate agent you meet or end up with on the phone. 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 tenured real estate career, I’ve seen too many buyers lose out on a home they wanted to purchase because of inexperience.

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As a home buyer, it’s crucial to select the best South Shore buyer’s agent to represent you. Here’s what to look for:

Education. One of the most important factors in choosing the best South Shore buyer’s agent is their educational background as well as their ongoing professional real estate training. A high school degree and a College degree certainly are prerequisites 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 in any profession, there are one and two day educational courses as well as 90+ hour courses such as the Graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI designation) that agents can and should be constantly achieving.

Experience and Expertise.  As a home buyer, the best South Shore buyer’s agent for you is typically a full-time Realtor who has committed themselves to a career in real estate 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.

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 agent 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, 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.

Availability and Commitment.  The best South Shore buyer’s agent for you should be capable of prompt and decisive action during the course of the real estate transaction. The best South Shore 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. Your agent should be available on the weekends and in the evenings when a lot of real estate activity takes place. The best South Shore 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.

Trust, Honesty & Integrity.  The best South Shore 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 right 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.

george jamieson realtorIf you are looking to work with the best South Shore buyer’s agent please contact Realtor George Jamieson at 617-877-4839 or email him at George has over 20+ years of real estate experience on the South Shore and would love to help you and your family buy your next home. Coldwell Banker Realty is the #1 real estate company in America and here on the South Shore of Massachusetts. 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, I will guide you through the entire buying process from start to finish. I am a Graduate of Northeastern University with a degree in Business Leadership and a Graduate of the Realtor Institute, of which only 11% of Massachusetts real estate agents have achieved. Utilizing the training and educational courses such as the GRI certification, allows me to provide the highest level of customer service to my clients as well as the most comprehensive real estate advice.  I live and work in the communities I serve along side with my associates at Coldwell Banker Realty. Client satisfaction is my #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, I 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. Coldwell Banker Realty 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, I will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible. I look forward to helping you and your family.