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One of the biggest decisions that homeowners and sellers must make when buying or selling a home is that Nanaimo real estate agent to use. If you're moving to this city, you want to get the most for your money. Here are some important questions to ask about any prospective agent.
First, ask the agent about his or her years of experience in the business. If the agent has been in the industry for several years, it would be best to hire him or her. The longer an agent has been in the business, the more knowledge they have of what is expected of a homeowner, and what homeowners need to know in order to sell a home quickly. This will make the buyer's experience less overwhelming.
Second, be sure that the agent is up-to-date on all the zoning laws in the city. Every home in Nanaimo must be zoned for residential use. Be sure that the agent understands what these regulations are, and how to comply with them. The agent must also be familiar with the time-share laws and regulations of the city. This knowledge is important if the agent is going to sell your home through an agent for a fee.
Third, find out if the agent is licensed to practice as a real estate agent in Nanaimo. NRPBC-BC is the licensing board that licenses real estate agents in the province. Find out if the agent has met the licensing requirements of this board and is therefore qualified to work in Nanaimo. The agency of record will provide a copy of the license to help with this process.
Fourth, ask about their commission rates. Some real estate agents offer incentives for referrals. This is called marketing, and is a part of the service that they are providing. Findout how the commission is determined, and compare it to other commission rates.
Fifth, ensure that the agency provides professional service. Realtors should be knowledgeable about the area where your home is located and be able to recommend a list of local properties for sale and assist you in choosing one. Many agents claim to be experienced in every aspect of selling and buying a home, but few can provide this level of service. Find out how long the agent has been in the business, and make sure that they can support their claims with proof of experience.
Sixth find out how many years the agent has been in the business. As a buyer, you want to work with someone who has years of experience in the market. If you are the seller, you want to have someone with years of experience working with buyers. An agent who is new to the business, will not have the knowledge that will be necessary for you to make a good deal.
Seventh find out how the agent manages his or her time. Be sure that you can communicate with the agent to keep you updated on your project. This will make the entire buying and selling process smoother. After all, the buyer should have the opportunity to work with the agent during this time. Find out if there are other appointments that the agent has scheduled.
Eighth, learn what marketing techniques the agent uses to attract potential buyers to your home. Be sure that they understand that you are an important client to their success. Offer to pay for certain marketing efforts, and ensure that they understand this fact.
Ninth, do your research online. Take the time to see what other buyers in your same neighborhood have to say about the agent, and the agency that the agent works for. This will give you a good idea of how the agent's customer service is.
Be sure that you feel comfortable with the agent. Many times, people find that they feel like they are being taken advantage of when they move into an apartment or home. Talk to friends, family members, and colleagues about the agent. When it comes to trusting an agent, they need to be able to prove to you that they have the skills to keep your clients happy.