You are ready to buy your first home! How do you find a realtor who will work for you?
Should you use your friend’s, aunt’s, high school friend, who sells two homes a year? Or should you go with an agent who works every day in real estate? We recommend that you find the best realtor for you that works in the business as a career. Follow these steps below, and you will end up with an agent looking out for you. You’ll spend a lot of time with this person in the coming months, so find one you like! Check online reviews. The beauty of online real estate shopping today is the ability to research agents.
You can find out the number of closed transactions an agent has to validate the agent is engaged in the business. See how many reviews the agent has and what others say about that agent. Check out the agent’s interests, and then align yourself with those who share your same interests. Check on experience for the agent. We do not believe that the number of years in the business is the best indicator for the quality of an agent. Ask your friends, family, and co-workers. People will happily tell you what they think, good or bad. Ask around in your circles for agent recommendations, then take that information and compare it to what you find online. Interview. After you narrow down a list to two or three agents, interview each one. Ask the questions that are important to you. Ask about his/her experience, marketing plan, communication style, and negotiation style. If you use technology in your daily life, you probably won’t work well with someone who doesn’t have a cell phone. If you like to have face-to-face communication, someone who only uses text may not work. In the end, go with your gut!
Next, you will begin your formal homebuying search. You’ve probably started to look around online by this point. Your agent will send you an invite to his or her website so that you can stay up to date on all the new homes for sale in Laramie County. This way, as you look, you can favorite properties, calculate mortgages, and request a showing with your agent. We’ll also be sure to get you information on new homes that meet your search criteria as soon as they’re listed.
- CheyenneHomeStore.com – This is our local website where you will be able to search all homes for sale in Laramie County, privately communicate with your agent, calculate a mortgage and favorite properties. You’ll also get information about our local community and real estate market trends in our blog section.