Tips for Choosing a Paradise Valley Realtor

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Buying a new home can be a time-consuming, frustrating process. If you choose to go it alone, it can also become a terrifying experience, and you might find yourself saddled with a home that you quickly come to loathe. It’s vital that you work with a qualified expert – a Paradise Valley realtor can help ensure that your home buying process goes as smoothly as possible, that you find the ideal home for you and your family, that you have your pick of locations and more. Of course, not all realtors are created equal, and you’ll need to know a few things before selecting on to work with you.

Work with Your Own Agent

According to Realtor.com, the first thing that needs to be said about working with a Paradise Valley realtor is that you need to work with your own agent. Buyers should work with a buyer’s agent. Sellers should work with a seller’s agent. This is an important distinction – each type of realtor will work for their client’s best interests, not the best interests of both parties. While a seller’s agent shouldn’t deceive a buyer, he or she will be actively working to get his or her client the best possible deal on the sale. Conversely, a buyer’s agent will work to get the buyer the best deal possible. Obviously, it’s in your best interests to work with a Paradise Valley realtor who works for you.

Choose a Realtor First

When you first start shopping for homes, what’s the initial thing you do? Do you pick up a real estate magazine and peruse the homes listed? Do you check out the for sale notices in the paper? This is going about things the wrong way. The first step in buying a home isn’t looking at the actual houses for sale – it’s selecting a Paradise Valley realtor. You gain considerable advantages by finding a realtor first. For instance, you’ll be presented with homes that actually fit your needs and those of your family. You’ll be more likely to find homes in your price range and in the locations that you prefer. It’s just an all-around better decision to start the home buying process with a realtor rather than going about it backwards.

Research

It’s never a good idea to choose a Paradise Valley realtor blindly. Any realtor can claim to be the best in the area, but saying so doesn’t make it so. Do your research before selecting a realtor. One of the most important things to research is the experience of past clients. Any realtor worth his or her salt will be happy to provide you with the names and contact information for past clients. If they hedge or outright refuse, avoid that particular realtor. Once you have a few names and numbers, make those calls. Ask past clients what they thought of the realtor, whether they felt he or she did the best job possible in presenting potential homes, and if they would use the realtor’s services again.

Licensing

Finally, it’s essential that the realtor be licensed, but you should also make sure that any Paradise Valley realtor you consider working with is also a member of real estate associations. The most recognizable of these is the National Association of Realtors, but there are state associations and additional national associations of value as well. Being a member of these associations requires that the realtor adhere to strict code of ethics, which protects your interests in the relationship. Make a smart decision when choosing a Paradise Valley realtor. Find an agent that works for you, one with a good reputation, then research their qualifications.

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.