When it comes to Arizona real estate transactions, you could decide to forge ahead on your own and take your chances. But the end-all best way to ensure that the process is as stress and “kink” free as possible is to hire a Sedona expert.
Here are a few pointers to help you make the right selection.
Narrow the Selections
Select a few agents for consideration. Ask for referrals. Here you are searching for the level of satisfaction of past clients. This includes whether the agent has successfully handled properties similar to what you wish to buy or sell.
Try to ascertain what area of specialization the agent has received additional training in. These may include residential real estate; representing buyers; or helping buyers and sellers in the 50-plus age range.
Check for the Appropriate Licenses
The realtor you choose should possess a current license. Each state has boards that license agents within that state. Check the licensing of the agent with the board and find out if there have been any complaints or disciplinary actions taken against him.
Additionally, the recommendation of an agent by their peers is great way to ensure that you are picking a winner. If their colleagues respect them as a professional, then it is quite likely that you can expect top notch service.
Conduct a Formal Interview
Interview the agent to get a feel of just how knowledgeable they are about the market and industry. Ask about other houses for sale in the area and they should be able to give you a few details. This can help you to judge whether they are really in tune with what is happening in the local market. The agent should be able to explain why you should list your property for more or less than the one down the street that sold last season.
Select an Agent That Meets Your Requirements
Real estate transactions are time consuming and can be stressful. However, hiring a competent agent can make the process much simpler and help you reach you goals more effectively. Ultimately, choosing the right agent could be the difference between having a nightmarish experience and a successful one.