How to Hire the Right Agent for You!

Hi everyone, Welcome to the blog! Today I want to talk about, how to hire the right agent for you.

Let me start by saying: I am not Chick-Fil-A, I can’t make everyone happy (and there are still people who don’t like CFA)!

My point being.. this post isn’t to say that I’m the right fit for you (necessarily), I just want to point out a few things that you should look for when you are on the hunt for an amazing real estate agent. TRUST ME! There are hundreds of agents in your area alone to choose from.

1. You know that feeling when something just feels right? The shoe fits, the throw pillow matches the color scheme.. make sure the agent *feels* like the right fit. Trust your gut!

Do they make you feel pressured? Are they pulling out contracts to sign before they’ve even learned anything about you? Do they start the conversation with “I’m the best xyz”? You’ll know if it feels like the right fit. I have been interviewed many times by both buyers and sellers, it is okay to interview multiple agents before deciding which is the right fit for you. (Now this is not the same thing as scheduling showings with multiple agents, this is before any of the actual house hunting begins!)

2. Look for someone with the heart of a teacher – Now more than ever (as in this market more than any market I’ve sold in), it is so, so important to be educated about the market, the process and what to be prepared for before you ever begin the process of home selling or buying.

Does this agent have experience? Are they explaining what is covered with their services? What does working with them look like? How are they going to set you up for success?

3. Social Media Savvy:  Let me preface this by saying by no means am I suggesting that you need a real estate agent who has gone viral on TikTok. Not at all!

But I believe social media is a critical tool for agents to be using.

Not only does it allow them to network with agents all over the country (including having exposure to the city your home is located in), it also means they are on top of marketing trends that can maximize your home’s exposure.

4. Are they a local agent? Do they have knowledge of the area (& market) your home is located in? Understanding the market for strategic pricing as well as being aware of local hot spots, amenities and attractions is essential to your home sale or purchase success!

I hope some of these tips were helpful to you and as always if you ever have any questions you can always reach out to me.

Thank you for joining me!

Until Next Time!

-Niki Luther

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