Have you ever watched HGVT’s Property Brothers? How about the HGTV show about 1st time buyers? These show feature real estate agent who play a significant role in the success of a real estate transaction. Are you in the market to find a real estate agent too? Well, here are some places to check to find a good agent:
Yelp has reviews of agents that have recommendations. Zillow and Trulia.com also have real estate agent portals. However, both these portals offer advertising options for agents who want to be featured.
In California your agent has to be licesned to be able to represent you in any real estate transaction. You would be well advised to check the Consumer section of California Dept of Real Estate (DRE) website to make sure the real estate agent you want to employ has an active license free of any disciplinary actions which would signify that they have violated DRE guidelines.
Another factor in your selection criteria could be the amount of commission the real estate charges on to represent you. Remember, commission are negotiable. In addition we believe in pay for performance and if we will sell your home in 30 days with multiple offers, there is no reason for us to require a full 6% commission.
Finally, make sure you get references before you finalize your your real estate agent selection.