Originally posted at My Fishers Blog
Sure, everybody knows a REALTOR; but how do you find the right REALTOR for you. Maybe you already know a lot about the Fishers Real Estate market and you just need someone to negotiate for you. Or maybe you aren’t sure what you can even afford and need to start at the beginning with a REALTOR. Here are some things to ponder as you start the process of searching for a home for sale in Fishers.
The Metropolitan Board of REALTORS has 5,800 members. There were 75% of those agents that did less than 10 transactions last year. And of the remaining, only 250 agents wrote more than 30 transactions last year. That says that there is a small pool of experienced agents and in this business experience is priceless.
It is so much more than sitting down and listening to what you want; it is asking why those things are important to you, it is watching you in the homes and listening to your emotion and the questions you ask, it is shaking the etch a sketch sometimes to find a house that is perfect for you that you hadn’t thought of.
It is so much more than opening the door; it is the way we look at the home, the analytics we do with the history of the home and comparables in the neighborhood, it is the way that we negotiate and the way that we troubleshoot the issues on the way to the closing table that makes the experience one that is successful for you the buyer.
If you are a first time buyer, come visit our first time home buyers clinic that we hold each month; registration is required. But we have a Real Estate agent, a lender and a home inspector go through the process (45 minutes) and then have a Q & A. We give you some great handouts to take with you too.
I am one of the 250 agents that wrote more than 30 transactions last year; and I’ve had some interesting hurdles this year that a rookie agent might have handled differently with a negative outcome. The best REALTORS can make the transaction look easy; but that’s a skill developed over time. Every transaction will typically have a least one blip…find an experienced agent you can trust.