How to Choose the Ideal Scottsdale Realtor

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Scottsdale is growing rapidly. There are plenty of perks to life in this lovely Arizona city, including the incredible number of luxury homes abutting world-class golf courses, neighborhoods nestled in the picturesque mountains, homes set in the high desert and more. Of course, proximity to other cities is a big draw, as is the number of things to see and do in Scottsdale itself. If you’re contemplating a move to the area, you’ll want to work with a professional when buying a home. Here’s how to choose the ideal Scottsdale realtor.

Experience with Homes Like Those You Want

As mentioned by Bankrate.com, realtors don’t necessarily represent all types of homes. For instance, if you’re looking for something middle of the road and opt to work with a Scottsdale realtor more experienced with luxury real estate, chances are good that you’re going to be presented with homes outside your price range or suffer from a distinct lack of options. Different realtors specialize in different types of real estate, so the first rule of choosing a realtor in the area is to ensure that the ones you’re considering specialize in the types of homes you want.

Full-time or Part-Time?

Not all licensed real estate agents make their living as a full-time agent. Some work part-time. It’s in your best interests to work with a Scottsdale realtor who makes his or her full living by being a realtor, as this offers greater incentive to find the perfect home for each client (if you don’t buy, he or she isn’t paid). In addition, a full-time realtor will have considerably more experience with area real estate, helping to ensure that you have
your pick of the best homes on the market.

Working for Your Best Interests

If a realtor asks for your price range and then immediately starts trying to show you properties, you’re not going to be happy with the outcome. The Scottsdale realtor you choose should first listen to your needs, and those of your family. Buying a home is the single largest purchase you’ll ever make, and there are a lot of factors that go into the process. If you have kids, you’ll need to consider the school district. You’ll need to consider the proximity of your workplace, how far away your preferred shopping areas might be, the proximity to parks or golf courses, and much more. A quality realtor should listen to your needs and goals, and then determine what properties in the city and surrounding area fit those needs the best.

Work with a Buyer’s Agent

If you see a home you’re interested and call the number on the for sale sign, you’ll be working with a seller’s agent. This is the wrong move. Seller’s agents work to get the best possible deal for their client, not you. You want to work with a Scottsdale realtor who has your best interests in mind – a buyer’s agent. Of course, if you’re selling your home, the opposite is true. Both parties (buyer and seller) need to work with an agent specific to their needs. Never work with a dual agency who claims to represent both the buyer and the seller. Nothing good can come from this.

Willing to Answer Questions

Your Scottsdale realtor should accompany you on all home tours he or she sets up for you. This provides you with the means to ask questions about the home. Ask questions about anything and everything to do with the home, and don’t be shy about expecting a direct, honest answer. Your realtor should be willing to answer any questions you might have. With the right realtor, you can find the ideal home in Scottsdale for you and your family, whether you’re looking for a luxury home or demand a home close to the best schools.

Jennifer Wehner is and award winning, top 1% producing Realtor and Scottsdale resident. She will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and assist in your move or relocation. You may contact her directly at: 480-748-6925 (or toll free at: 877-293-3529.) or email her at: Jennifer@JenniferWehner.com.