3 Things You Should Know to Find the Right Realtor

Purchasing or selling a home is one of the most stressful processes a person can go through. There are so many things to consider throughout the process. A property is probably your most significant investment and most valuable asset. That’s all the more reason to have the right person for the job working for you. 

If you’re stressing about how to pick the right realtor for this task, don’t worry! 

We’ve come up with three essential things to look out for before you commit to a realtor. 

1. Area Knowledge

An agent should understand the area thoroughly to match your needs to a particular property. They should locate a few listings that best fit your requirements instead of wasting valuable time on visiting houses that aren’t right for you. 

If they are experts in the area, they can also leverage their networks to look for properties that are not listed yet, giving you an exclusive opportunity.

If you’re a seller, a knowledgeable agent will be able to position your home accurately and run an effective marketing campaign so you can maximise your resale value in a timeframe that fits your needs.

Lastly, an agent should also understand what the neighbourhood’s future will look like. Are the residents an older or younger demographic? Are there developments scheduled in the next 5-10 years? Your agent should provide you with this information to ensure you understand the landscape of the neighbourhood before you purchase a home. 

2. Compatibility 

You shouldn’t have to commit to an agent who isn’t a good match for you. You should feel comfortable with your agent and trust that their guidance will help you make the right decision.  After all, this is arguably one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever face. 

In stressful negotiations, you can be sure to count on your agent to always be by your side and acting in your best interest. 

3. Fee Structure

Make sure to understand your agent’s fee structure! Your agent should make the process as transparent and straightforward as possible. The fees indicate the value of service you receive so you know that you’re getting your money’s worth. Transparency is the key to trust! 

If you have any questions or concerns about selling and/or purchasing a home in Ottawa, don’t hesitate to reach out to Adam Mills and his team. They strive to build long-lasting and genuine relationships with their clients, all while providing expert and timely guidance. 

Adam Mills and his team have been in business for over 10 years and have a proven track record for success. Our team is made up of knowledgeable and experienced professionals who are happy to help you navigate the ever-changing Ottawa real estate market. Please contact us at 613-825-7653 or email us at info@ottawaishome.com.