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Choosing an agent to work with you

Choosing the right real estate agent is one of the most important decisions that you will make when you’re ready to buy a home.   A good agent can help you navigate the real estate process with minimal stress and worry.  A few things to consider when choosing an agent:

Good communication   Be sure to hire an agent who you communicate well with, and who is willing and able to answer any and all questions that you might have or has the knowledge and ability to get the answers. 

Reliable experience   Inquire about a prospective agent’s experience.  Find out how long have they have been working with buyers and sellers.

Strong local market knowledge   You’ll want a real estate agent who is very familiar with the local market trends and patterns and who can help guide you through the real estate transaction.

Positive reviews   Read the reviews that you can find before selecting who you’ll work with, and look for an agent whose previous clients have positive things to say about their experiences.

Personal rapport   In the end, you want to choose a realtor who you get along with. You’re going to be spending a lot of time together, so it’s important to work with someone whose company you enjoy, and who you truly feel understands your needs.

Ask friends, families, coworkers, and anyone else whose opinion you trust for their local agent referrals. If you don’t have anybody who you can ask for a referral, conduct an online search  to browse agents in your area, then pull out a few names of agents you’re interested in working with and do more investigating .   Take the time to interview several agents to make sure you find an agent you are comfortable with (and be sure to tell the agents you are in the interview stage).    For more information about our agents, please see their bios @ www.vermontgreentree.com.

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