Moving is a tenuous process for people that are beginning to relocate. Choosing the real estate agent that meshes well with you and your family is extremely important in ensuring a smooth transition from one home to the next.
Here at The Talons Group, we have an experienced team of real estate agents to help make your move as stress-free as possible. It can be overwhelming trying to find the best real estate agent for your personal needs, especially when we have so many great agents to choose from. Here is a list of things to consider when determining which agent is the best choice for you.
Chemistry is key
When choosing a real estate agent, keep in mind that this is a person with whom you will be spending a lot of time. You want to make sure that this is someone that shares similar values in the home buying and selling process as you. For the best experience for you and your family, you can meet with multiple agents to see who is the best fit for you and your need.
Meet with multiple agents
You can also get a feel for the work that your real estate agent has done and look at the portfolios of any of our team members. You will want to get a grasp of the real estate they typically buy and sell. On top of analyzing their portfolio, you will want to meet with them in person to see if they are truly the best match. Meeting with multiple agents can help you keep your options open and get a feel for who you will want to select to be your agent.
Seek out someone who has extensive knowledge of the area
We value making our clients feel comfortable and at home in a new setting. Whether it’s restaurant recommendations, a babysitter list, or the number of the best dog walker in town, our team is available to make clients feel welcome and settled in the Auburn/Opelika area. Any of our agents will be a great help in offering recommendations on things to do in the area but if you have specific interests, let us know and we can offer guidance to which agent will suit those needs.
Find an agent with the right expertise
Different real estate agents will specialize in different areas of the home buying and selling process. For example, a listing agent will be able to assist you in selling your home while a buying agent will be able to better help you buy a home. There are also add-on certifications that Realtors can complete additional training for including Residential Specialist, Accredited Buyer’s Representative, and Seniors Real Estate Specialist. Depending on what process you are undergoing, you will want to find an agent that specializes in that area.
Make sure they are a certified Realtor
When searching for a real estate agent, it is imperative to be certain that they are a Realtor with a capital ‘R.’ This means that they are a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR). NAR requires all of its members to formally agree to abide by the association’s code of ethics. Some of the rules in place by the NAR include: (1-4) Realtors should not deliberately mislead the homebuyer, (1-6) Realtors should submit all offers and counteroffers as quickly and objectively as possible, and (2) Realtors are to avoid exaggeration, misrepresentation, or concealment of pertinent facts relating to the property or the transaction. All of our real estate agents here at The Talons Group are certified Realtors, so you have plenty of great options to choose from.
Our team is the foundation of our business, and we know that we can offer you an experience like no other. The Talons Group is committed to maintaining a team environment and we value the relationships we have with our customers and community and are dedicated to fostering client relationships as a team. . We are proud to be home to the top real estate agents in the Auburn/Opelika area, making the Talons Group the true leader in the market.
Call us today to set up a free consultation, we can’t wait to work with you!