It’s important that you choose an experienced agent who is there for you. Your agent should be actively finding you potential homes, keeping you informed of the entire process, negotiating furiously on your behalf, and answering all of your questions with competence and speed.
First, find an agent who represents you and not the seller. This is beneficial during the negotiation process. If you are working with a buyer’s agent, he or she is required not to tell the seller of your top choice. In addition, he or she is also focused on getting you the lowest asking price.
Also, when you use a buyer’s agent, you will see more properties. Not only are they plugged into their Multiple Listing Service, but they are also actively finding homes that are listed as FSBO, or homes that sellers are thinking about listing.
I have dealt with many real estate agents in my 40+ years of life and I can tell you that Stacie was everything I was looking for in a real estate agent. Smart, spunky, listens to me (and understands me), calls me back promptly, a real go-getter, knows the market and takes the time to know her clients. I can't say that for many other agents out there. Thank you Stacie and I hope other realtors take notes!Marla L.