When it comes to buying or selling a property, having a good realtor on your side can make all the difference. However, here’s a fair warning: Not all realtors are created equal. Dustin and I have been in this business for a long time, and we’ve seen a lot of realtors. A successful outcome to a transaction lies in the hands of a realtor, so it’s important to choose an experienced one who has developed the three qualities essential for success.
In my experience, there are three important qualities to look for in a realtor:
Experience: After 25 years in real estate, I can say with certainty that experience is a critical quality in a realtor. Dustin and I share a wealth of knowledge about the industry, the local market, and the buying and selling process. We have worked with a variety of clients and can anticipate potential issues before they arise. We are familiar with the paperwork, legalities, and regulations involved in a real estate transaction and can guide you through the process with ease. We also have a vast network of contacts, including other real estate professionals, lenders, inspectors, and contractors to help with all aspects of the real estate process.
Communication Skills: Effective communication makes the entire buying or selling process much smoother. Communication is a two-way street, and it’s important to be an excellent listener and communicator. We make the effort to understand your needs, preferences, and concerns and translate them into actionable steps. We provide regular updates and feedback throughout the process. Communication is crucial when negotiating a deal, we will do all that we can to get the best possible outcome.
Problem-Solving Skills: Real estate transactions can be complicated, and unexpected issues can arise at any time. We employ strong problem-solving skills to help navigate these challenges. Our job is to identify potential problems before they become major issues and have a plan in place to address them. We are “out of the box” thinkers to come up with solutions that work for you. Effective problem-solving can help avoid costly mistakes and make the entire process much less stressful.
When looking for a Seattle Realtor, it's essential to consider their experience, communication skills, and problem-solving skills. We are here to ensure a smooth, successful, and stress-free real estate transaction. If it’s time to invest in your future, give us a call today.