Selecting the Best Real Estate Agent

If you are buying or selling a home or property on the South Shore or in and around Boston, I would highly encourage you to seek out the best real estate agent versus just working with the very first agent you meet or end up with on the phone. Crossing your fingers and hoping for the best result is a low odds bet and unnecessary. During my career, I’ve seen too many buyers lose out on a home they wanted to purchase because of inexperience, or sellers who had their home languish on the market because of a poor advice and planning, no strategy and overpricing.


As a consumer, it’s crucial to select the best real estate agent to represent you

The following are a couple of factors to keep in mind when looking for a qualified and experienced South Shore real estate agent to list and sell your home or to represent you when purchasing a home:

Education.  One of the most important factors in choosing the best real estate agent is their educational background, especially within the real estate industry.  A high school and 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 to list their specialties, certifications and most recent educational courses. As in any profession, there are annual educational courses as well as 90+ hour courses such as the Graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI designation).

Experience and Expertise.  As a home buyer or seller, the best South Shore MA real estate agent is a full-time Realtor who is familiar with your specific area and hyper-local neighborhood.  This would ensure that they are locally focused, know the market, the inventory, pricing and trends. If you’re selling your home, you’ll want to know how tech-savvy your prospective agent is and if they and their firm are home marketing and advertising experts. Your agent should be able to show you a diverse range of marketing and advertising strategies and examples of their prior work. Ask about similar properties he or she and or their office has sold in the past.

Availability and Commitment.  Your agent should be capable of prompt and decisive action during the course of the real estate transaction and must make it a point to keep in touch with you consistently. The agent you hire must be accessible to reach in case of emergencies or even the simplest questions including all weekends and late into the evening when a lot of real estate activity takes place. Your prospective real estate agent should be technologically savvy and 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 and how and when you will receive updates about the on-going marketing, including feedback from showings, open houses and general inquiries about your home.

Trust, Honesty & Integrity.  All good real estate agents should take the time to listen to your needs and clarify the exact nature of your goals, expectations and fears. Just as you’re not going to jump out of a plane with a beginner sky-diving teacher, you shouldn’t make one of the largest financial decisions in your lifetime without a trusted and experienced Realtor by your side. A good South Shore MA real estate agent should understand the uniqueness of your situation and respect your personal requests and needs during the home selling process. Listening is a skill in itself, which is an important factor in choosing the best real estate 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 real estate transaction.

the best real estate agent and local expert

Local and trusted Realtor George Jamieson of Coldwell Banker Realty is considered one of the best South Shore MA real estate agents in the industry

I offer my customers and clients over 25 years of skilled real estate experience on the South Shore and would love to help you sell or buy your next home. I am a licensed real estate agent in the State of Massachusetts affiliated with Coldwell Banker Realty, the #1 real estate company in America and here on the South Shore. George services the communities of Norwell, Hanover, Marshfield, Hingham, Cohasset, Hull, Abington, Rockland, Weymouth, Braintree, Quincy and the entire South Shore.

george jamieson realtorI will earn your business and give you the peace of mind you deserve during the entire home buying or selling process. Buying or selling a home is typically one of the largest financial decisions you will ever make in your lifetime and having the most experienced and skilled real estate advisor and negotiator at your side could mean the difference of tens of thousands of dollars.

I am a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston with a degree in Business Leadership and I’ve also earned my Graduate of the Realtor Institute, (GRI) certification, of which only 11% of Massachusetts real estate agents have achieved. Client satisfaction is my #1 priority and this can only be achieved by clear communication, collaboration, and commitment to my clients. I believe that it is important for real estate buyers and sellers to work with an agent and firm that is more interested in your needs than theirs. I am more interested in helping you and my clients always come first.

If you are looking to work with the best South Shore MA real estate agent on the South Shore or in and around Boston, please call George Jamieson at 617-877-4839 or email me at If you are relocating anywhere in the United States or throughout the world, I can assist you.