How to Choose the Right Realtor
1. Go with a PRO
The terms agent, broker and Realtor are often used interchangeably. But not all agents or brokers are Realtors. A "Realtor" is a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of Realtors. A Realtor adheres to a strict code of ethics, which in some cases goes beyond state law.
2. Get a Referral
Friends, neighbors and co-workers are often good sources for referrals. Get as many details as possible about their buying or selling experience with a particular agent. Were they happy with the service they received? Would they use the Realtor again?
3. Don't Let an Agent "BUY YOUR LISTING"
If one agent says he or she can sell your house for substantially more money than the other agents quoted you, they're probably telling you what they think you want to hear in order to get your listing. Or, they may not be familiar with the market in your town or neighborhood.
4. Look for a personality match
Once you know you've narrowed your search down to qualified professionals with the right expertise, make sure you choose someone you trust and who you like. You'll be spending a lot of time with your Realtor and it should be someone you feel compatible and comfortable with.
5. Do you have a recommended vendors list?
While working with an F.C. Tucker has many benefits, one of the unique advantages you will have is access to F.C. Tucker Homes Services. A Personal Service Coordinator (PSC) will help you organize, coordinate and schedule service providers, vendors, and products, working directly with you to coordinate your home ownership needs, including moving and packing, remodeling, landscaping, and many more!