So, you’ve decided to buy a house in Sedona. Whether this will be your first home, second home, or forever home, the realtor you hire could end up being a difference-maker in the process. With that in mind, here are five tips for hiring a Sedona realtor.
Do your own research
Any prospective home buyer can go online and find the highest rated real estate agents in their area. At Brian & Cindy Real Estate, we suggest putting a lot more time and effort into such an important decision.
So what exactly should your research entail? Start by going around your neighborhood looking for the same names on real estate signs. You can also stop by a nearby open house and see how the agent interacts with potential buyers.
Compare local agents
Once you’ve jotted down a few local real estate agents, you’re ready to begin an online search. Pro tip with this step: avoid trying to find a realtor with the “perfect” rating. The longer a real estate agent spends in the industry, the less likely they are to maintain pristine reviews. What you’re looking for here is a trend of positive feedback and, if there happens to be a negative review or two, obvious effort from the realtor to make things right with that person.
Meet with more than one realtor
We get it — you want to hire a real estate agent as soon as possible so you can start looking for your dream home. That said, don’t just settle on the first realtor you meet. Take the time to meet with at least three local agents, asking each one about their real estate experience, specialty, and typical marketing strategies.
Set clear expectations
Plenty of real estate agents are notorious for poor communication. If you don’t want to deal with a realtor who’s too “busy” to keep you updated with deadlines and other important information, don’t hire them in the first place! It’s worth discussing how your realtor will keep you up-to-date and how often the two of you will be in contact.
Value the little things
Many prospective home buyers assume it’s best to find a realtor who’s been in business for years and years. Though experience is certainly a plus, it shouldn’t be the only factor you consider when making this decision. The realtor you end up hiring should have extensive familiarity with your desired area and, above all else, treat you with compassion and integrity.
Reach Out to Our Sedona Realtor
Here at Brian & Cindy Real Estate, we understand the frustrations that often come with finding the right realtor. Whether you hire us for assistance in buying or selling a house, you can count on superior service and unmatched real estate knowledge. We’ve been serving Sedona residents for more than 40 years and we’re ready to help you find your dream home.
Don’t make the mistake of assuming all realtors are the same — contact Brian & Cindy Real Estate today!