How do you choose the team who are going to help you make your vision of owning a home a reality? What should you be looking for? How do you know if you’ve picked the right Realtor©?

The most important trait that you should be looking for in your Realtor© is a person who is going to take the time and effort to really educate you on the options available to you in today’s real estate market.

As Dave Ramsey, the famous financial adviser, suggests:

“When getting help with money, whether it’s insurance, real estate or investments, you should always look for someone with the heart of a teacher, not the heart of a salesman.”

Do your research. 

Ask your family and friends for recommendations of agents whom they have used before and have had great buying experiences with. Look for a Realtor© who will be honest and dependable, and someone you can rely on; after all, you will be trusting them with helping you make one of the largest monetary decisions of your lifeWhether this is your 1st or 5th time purchasing a house, you want to make certain that you have an agent who is going to have the difficult discussions with you, not just the easy ones. If your offer isn’t accepted by the real estate seller, or they believe that there may be something wrong with the house that you’ve fallen in love with, you would rather know what they think than make an expensive mistake.

According to a Zillow Consumer Housing Trends Report, millennials have now started to favor a more hands-on approach to their real estate experience:

“While older generations rely on real estate agents for information and expertise, millennials expect real estate agents to become trusted advisers and strategic partners.”Watch for a Realtor© to invest in your family’s future with you. You want a Realtor© who isn’t focused on the transaction but is rather focused on helping you learn the process while helping you find your dream place.

Bottom Line

In this world of Google online searches, where it seems like all the solutions are just a mouse-click away, you need a Realtor© who is going to teach you and share the knowledge that you need to know before you even know you need it. To learn more about Betsy Edwards, and Make Minot Home Real Estate click here.