Looking for a Real Estate Agency? Here’s What You Need to Consider

By Camille Poire | ACCOMMODATIONS

Apr 22
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Congratulations! You have saved enough money to purchase your dream home. Or to rent a beautiful and luxurious property, whether in North America or abroad. You want to enjoy the warm sandy beach and hike up the mountains during your free time. But, how do you choose the ideal real estate agent to help you find the best location, such as properties in Santa Ponsa?

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Some of the factors to consider include:

1. Experience

Most real estate transactions are complex and involve a lot of money. And ensuring everything is in order can be a real challenge. For this reason, you need to ensure that you are in the trustworthy hands of an experienced real estate agent. Such a professional will help you to navigate the hurdles that come with securing a legit property. And they will also help you navigate the purchasing process with a lot more ease.

You can tell the number of years of experience the real estate company has under its belt by looking at their website. You should also request to see their portfolio to see all the successful projects they have managed.

Remember, the more years of experience, the greater their competence, skills, and expertise.

2. Location

If you are looking for an opportunity to set out on an adventure and seeking a space where you can, for example, enjoy your golfing or set off on bike tours, the best real estate agent will guide you on this. They will be able to recommend the ideal location for any sprecific hobby or interest you may have.

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Remember though, different locations come with varying listings, laws, rules, and regulations. For this reason, you need to find an agent who is conversant with the locality of your choice. That means that they will help you navigate through all the necessary legal requirements. When a real estate agent knows what happens in a particular locality, theycan hold your hand throughout the purchasing process and can point out the best options to you.

3. Availability

The real estate business is quite involving and can move fast. Sometimes the agent may be required to go over their office working hours. You want to consider finding one who can go over and beyond to ensure that they deliver and don't let the perfect property purchase or rental opportunity slip through your fingers.

Reaching out to them should be as effortless as possible. Should you need to call or email, it should not be a challenge. They should also be quick to respond to your phone calls and messages on time.

4. Interest in Your Well-Being

When choosing a real estate company, you want to choose one that shows concern and is interested in your wellbeing. They should aim to serve you in the best way possible. When a company is professional, they treat you in the right way. They also equip you will all the relevant knowledge concerning your purchase of a property.

The more they can openly share their unbiased views, pros, and cons of purchasing property and all the details regarding the places you're eyeing, the better. When you have all this information at your disposal, the easier it becomes to make the purchasing decision. 

5. Licenses

Licenses and credentials are a must! A licensed real estate agent is officially recognised and has all the necessary documentation to show they are qualified for the job. Such documents give you the confidence that you are dealing with a professional who knows real estate inside out.

Check if the agents are certified and the level of qualifications they hold.

6. Proven track record

Finally, you want to consider a professional who has a solid track record and delivers exemplary services to their clients.

Check their reviews, and ensure they are all positive. You want to steer away from agencies with a negative track record, or that have negative remarks.

Consider recommendations from trusted family members and friends. They will give you ideas of real estate firms they have worked with before, and whether they would recommend their services.

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Final Words

When you're spending a significant sum of money on buying or renting your dream property, choosing the right real estate agent is not a light decision. You want to ensure that they have your best interests at heart and can be trusted to find and secure you the place that ticks all of your boxes.

Therefore, you should do a minimum of research and due diligence to vet your real estate agent. The tips above should help you to know what to check for. Finally, don't commit to anything or sign any contract that does not feel right to you. If you're unsure about an agent or something that you're asked to do, take a step back and and gather some information before choosing to proceed or not.

With all of this said, happy house hunting!

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About the Author

Hey, I'm Camille! I'm a 30-something "ex-French" girl turned world explorer. In 2013, I quit my life to travel the world - and I haven’t stopped since! I have lived in the UK, South Korea, Thailand, and Colombia, and have visited 50+ countries as a location-independent travel writer and affiliate marketer. I like sleeping in hammocks, riding scooters, eating all the foods, and scaring my mother trying adventure sports! I now share this journey with my nomadic boyfriend Mr B, with whom I recently bought a home base in the mountains of Bansko, Bulgaria.

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