Buyers, like sellers, need someone to coach them and help them make sure that the process is as successful as possible. Trust me when I tell you that buying a home without a buyer’s agent is crazy, like giving birth in the woods outside a hospital. So how should buyers pick their agents?
If you want to pick not just an average agent but a great one, you should first check their online reviews. Myself, I have almost 100 five-star reviews. Why is that? I’ve had tons of success getting people great deals, and also because my team is compassionate, honest, educated, and focused.
It’s also important to remember that a great buyer’s agent is not a one-man band; they’ll have a whole team behind them, helping carry the transaction out to its end. In our case, we’ve got the biggest company in New York City, complete with a paid team manager on call to help with all sorts of things. If the agent doesn’t have an established presence, then they’re really just trying to force you into whatever works for them, not what works for you.
"A good buyer’s agent is someone who’s informed about many things, including the news, culture, and science."
Finally, work with someone who is educated. I don’t just mean educated about the market, though that is obviously vital. I also mean someone with a college diploma, a master’s degree, or equivalent. Why is that? Well, educated people are the ones who are buying real estate, at least more than those who didn’t complete high school are. A good buyer’s agent is someone who’s informed about many things, including the news, culture, and science; this will allow you to relate to your clients, which will translate into trust. This, in turn, translates to helping you get the best deal possible.
If you have any other questions about how to pick a buyer’s agent, I’d love to speak with you. Feel free to reach out to me, and I’ll respond to your message quickly.