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What Qualities Should You Look For in a Real Estate Professional?
July 11th, 2014
Before deciding to buy or sell a home, you should first decide to work with an agent. But which agent will give you the best chance to buy or sell your home? Normally, the most prevalent deciding factor in choosing an agent is sales figures. As the old saying goes, “nothing sells like success”, but are sales figures truly the most important quality to look for in a real estate professional? Century 21 Cityside sales associate Dwight Kirkpatrick doesn’t think so. If not, then what qualities should you look for in a real estate professional?
When asked what features separate quality real estate agents from the rest of the pack, Dwight responded, “Unquestionable integrity, ethical practices and principles, and being detail oriented.” In addition to the knowledge and guidance that real estate agents provide, these three qualities can make your home buying or selling experience as fulfilling as possible. “Real estate transactions should be fun for both the agent and the client. Having fun is the byproduct of performing a job well.”
Not surprisingly, Dwight’s three qualities are also on the Kaplan Real Estate Education Top Ten Traits of a Real Estate Agent. In addition to having these qualities, a successful real estate agent should have a work ethic that leads them to work tirelessly for their client, exhausting every lead they receive in order to find the perfect property. To find this perfect property, the agent must have an extensive knowledge of the local and national housing markets. The more knowledge an agent has, the more the agent can differentiate himself from the competition, and the better the experience he can offer to the client.
There is no mathematical formula you can use to find the perfect real estate agent for your needs. Locating the right agent boils down to finding the right mix of personality and cooperation between the two of you in order to make the real estate process as rewarding as possible. At Century 21 Cityside, we pride ourselves in offering our clients the very best experience possible.
Located in the Back Bay, Century 21 Cityside is a family-owned and operated real estate brokerage that has been serving the people of Boston for over 35 years.
If you are looking to buy or sell a home, contact one of our agents today.