Upon beginning your search, you’ll find that many agents specialize in areas beyond general residential properties. You’ll find specialists in luxury homes, distressed properties, international transactions and more. Before you dive in, it’s important to determine whether you're dealing with a specific property type and/or a certain market segment – high-end homes, retirement communities, etc. This will help you from the start.
It’s equally important to find an agent who can get the job done. Although your uncle's friend may dabble in real estate, ask yourself if he's really the person most qualified to help you buy or sell your home. Personal referrals are great, but only if they're based on relevant criteria.
Abilities matter. And production matters. You want someone with experience, education and a proven track record of successful closings. On all counts, RE/MAX Preferred Associates is a solid place to start your search. Over the past year, our agents have placed the Company on RISMedia's 26th Annual Power Brokers Report as one of the top 1000 companies in the U.S. in terms of completed real estate transactions. (keep the link so that users can contact an agent)