Guide To Finding The Realtor® That’s Right For You

Buying property is a major investment which requires patience, energy, planning and professional help.

Team Player

The Real Estate person you select is part of the professional team (Lawyers, Home Inspectors, Financial Brokers, etc.) you should call upon when you’re looking for a property to rent or buy.  By finding a good Realtor® and investing time to cultivate a good working relationship with that person, you will be giving yourself access to a treasure trove of local knowledge, insight, and market intelligence that you would find hard to come by otherwise

Long Term Support

A good  Realtor® may become a long term support service for you; for example, if you decide to rent your home, they may be able to find renters; if you have friends or family who move close to you, the person will be able to help them in their search; and when you come to sell your home, they will be able to advise you again. Many people who buy and sell property view a good Realtor® as a long term professional relationship that can provide support and counsel on an on-going basis.

Local Knowledge is Key

When you search for a Professional Realtor® who can help you find your ideal home or investment property, you need to find the right person who has an excellent understanding of the local area you are buying in. This person should, ideally, have several years of experience in the business and live and working in the area they represent. They should have an in-depth understanding of the locality and its neighborhoods and ideally should also own a home in the area, too.

Building a Rapport

The Realtor® should take the time to understand your needs and aspirations and match your tastes and style to the properties they present you with. If, at any time, you feel that you are not being understood, you should say so and, if necessary, find some other person to help you.

You should feel comfortable with the person who is helping you to find your home or investment property.   A close working relationship built on trust and mutual understanding is essential if you are going to find the property that is right for you.

A good Realtor® can be the key which helps you to unlock the ideal home and investment property for you.  Finding the right person can prove to be a long term connection that will help you to find more good properties (if that is your plan) and even to sell your property later on.

It is the person, more so than the agency that person works for,

that will make all of the difference.

Every Real Estate Brokerage in Canada has a mix of talent: individuals with different strengths and experience. Therefore, it is not so much the company (agency), but instead the individual from a given agency who you engage with.

When you have no specific properties in mind, a good Realtor® with an intimate knowledge of the local area and a highly professional approach to real estate will prove one of the most invaluable contacts you will ever make on your journey towards property ownership, because most of the time, there will be an abundance of properties to choose from, and having someone who can steer you clear of certain properties which do not fit your plans, or in areas that would not suit you, can save you valuable time.

My best advise to anyone looking for the right person to help them with their real estate needs would be to interview as many candidates as possible.  Take the time to find out what they are like as a person, not just what their “stats” are to be sure they will be a compatible choice for you.  After all, this is your hard earned money you are entrusting them with.

Want to interview me? Pick up the phone and call me at 905-681-7900 or email me directly at info@deborahlsykes.com and we’ll set a time and date for a good long chat over coffee.

Deborah

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