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Selecting a Real Estate Agent
Choosing A Real Estate Agent
The Swansboro NC Real Estate market is flooded with properties for sale and real estate agents to sell them. Over the past year, the number of agents on Emerald Isle, in Atlantic Beach and in Swansboro have increased by roughly a thousand.
The Experienced Real Estate Agent
The real estate profession has a somewhat high turnover rate. This translates into a workforce that is made up of many newcomers. While, in most cases, there are brand new agents that have the best of intentions. However, why would you trust possibly the biggest investment you'll ever make someone without experience?
The Dedicated Real Estate Agent
Another potential problem the industry has is the large number of part time agents. These agents have either retired from some other career or they work in real estate as a side job to earn a second income for the family. They may not really need to work at it full-time and might do it just as a hobby.
The Educated Real Estate Agent
In some states, one can become a real estate agent quicker than they could become a beautician. In fact, in some states one only has to complete a forty-hour class and successfully pass a multiple choice test in order to get their real estate license. What this means is that a license does not automatically mean competence.
Before you hire a real estate agent to help you buy or sell a home, you should plan on interviewing a few agents in person, at least three. In order to do this, first get recommendations from friends, family and neighbors. Next, you should look for one that does a good job of marketing properties. Check out web sites; look through the local homes magazines and newspapers. This will show you some of the different ads that real estate agencies are using in your area. You are sure to see some that impress you, so those should be the ones to contact.
Selecting The Real Estate Agent: The Decision
Selecting a real estate agent is an important decision that many homebuyers and homesellers do not give much thought. If you follow the suggestions above, you will find that there are excellent agents working for firms both large and small; both franchised and independent. So, in the end, you have to make the decision based on the competency of the individual agent, because you will be working with them on a day-to-day basis.
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Also, see our article on getting a home mortgage loan to learn more about working with a home mortgage lender for a new home loan or to refinance your current home.
Plus, make use of our online mortgage calculator to figure out your monthly mortgage payment on your new house!
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