Alamere Real Estate is led by two of Marin’s top Real Estate Professionals: Karin and Alex Narodny. who are committed to assisting buyers find their dream home. Our experience has given us keen insight on how the average person picks their real estate representative and the common mistakes that people make along the way. We understand that it is often easiest to choose a realtor based solely on a friend’s recommendation but doing your own research and interviewing multiple agents can save you time, effort and aggravation in the process of buying your home, no matter how experienced you are at home buying.
Ask friends for referrals. Friends can give you a starting point, but don’t hire an agent solely on a friend’s recommendation, says Brenner. Don’t choose an agent based on personality alone, but make sure you can get along well.
Research online. So many online tools are available at your disposal. Please check Zillow agent profiles, Yelp reviews, as well as resources like Homelight, Realtor.com, and Google. It’s also a good idea to browse the agent’s personal websites to ensure they take their online reputation seriously.
Choose an agent that handles homes in your price range. Some agents specialize in high-end properties and won’t give their best effort on properties under a set value. If they usually deal in fixer-uppers, they won’t have the experience to navigate the luxury market place.
Real estate transactions can be complicated and the terminology confusing. You need an agent who will both know the answers to your questions and takes the time to explain them.
Choose an agent who can and will provide other services.
Will they help arrange a house inspection, refer you to qualified lending professionals, and connect you with reliable individuals?
The only way to select an agent that is right for you is to sit down with them and ask them questions. We have included a brief list of some important questions below:
You’ve got questions and we can’t wait to answer them.