How to Pick the Best Brea Real Estate Agent

Ready to sell or buy your Brea home? There are so many real estate agents out there. How do you pick the best Brea real estate agent? Here are 9 questions to ask to help you make the best choice in your search for the best Brea real estate agent.

1. How Experienced is the Brea Real Estate Agent?

This is probably the most important question you need to ask when searching for your Brea real estate agent. You need to find out how many transactions the person does per month and compare that to other agents in the area. Does the agent specialize in working with sellers or buyers? Is being a real estate agent a side gig? Or, is this person a full-time Brea real estate agent who knows the ins and outs of the process? Using a friend or relative as your agent is not necessarily the best decision when making one of the largest monetary transactions of your life.

2. What do Current and Past Clients Say About the Brea Real Estate Agent?

Look at the Brea real estate agent’s reviews online. Better yet, ask the agent to give you some references to call. The more glowing the reviews, the more you know you have an agent you can trust.

3. How Tech Savvy Is Your Brea Real Estate Agent?

The more tech savvy your Brea real estate agent is, the faster you will find or sell your home, and the faster that process will go. The tech savvy agent will be able to market your home online in such a way as to reach the largest audience and get the most money for your home. If you are buying a home, your agent will be able to find you exactly what you are looking for without wasting time. Using technology speeds the process of communication between the multiple parties involved in the transaction including the buyers, sellers, escrow company, lender, and inspectors.

4. Is Your Brea Real Estate Agent An Area Expert?

If not, find another agent. Your Brea real estate agent should know each neighborhood in the city and should be able to tell you about market conditions from one area to the next. You don’t want to lose money on a transaction, or pay more if you are a buyer, because your agent didn’t know the value of the home based on its particular location.

5. What Services Does Your Brea Real Estate Agent Provide?

Some people think they are getting a great deal if they list their Brea home with an agent who charges a lower commission than another agent. But, be careful. Lower commission usually means lower service. Choose a Brea real estate agent who offers full services to sell your home. The commission should include staging, photography, and marketing (at the minimum). If you are paying extra for these services, look for another agent.

6. Does Your Brea Real Estate Agent Work Alone Or As Part Of A Team?

Do you want a “one man show” who is struggling to complete all the aspects of a transaction alone? Or, do you want a team of experts who are working for you, each one specializing in one part of the transaction? There’s a lot that goes into selling and/or buying a home. Most people don’t even realize what goes on behind the scenes to get to closing. You don’t want one person to be juggling it all. A team means that nothing will fall through the cracks. With a team, no one will forget to schedule the inspection or send paperwork to the right people on time. Teams make the process run as smooth as possible.

7. What Is Your Brea Real Estate Agent’s Marketing Plan?

If you are selling a home, does your Brea real estate agent have a marketing plan that is solid and that they can present to you when you meet? Or, is their plan to just post your home on the MLS and hope for the best? Your agent should be using the best online marketing tools, as well as print media, to showcase your home, using the best staging and photography.

8. How Great Are Your Brea Real Estate Agent’s Communication Skills?

Does your agent call you back or email you back promptly? Or, do you have to wait to get questions answered? Does your Brea real estate agent know how to communicate with the agent on the other side of the transaction? How are the agent’s negotiation skills? You should only work with someone who is a competent and proactive communicator with not only you, but also with all parties involved. Your Brea real estate agent should know the home selling and buying process so well and exude so much confidence in their ability to handle everything, that you know you don’t have to worry about anything.

9. Did You Interview Your Brea Real Estate Agent?

Compare Brea real estate agents. They are not all the same. Make sure to interview a few to find out what the answers are to the questions asked above. A great agent will be comfortable and confident in their answers and make you feel as though you’ve gone with the right agent.

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