Picking a Real Estate agent #6

Dated: 08/13/2018

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6. Look at the agent’s current listings

Check out an agent’s listings online, says Brobeck of the Consumer Federation of America. Places to look include the real estate agent’s website and sites such as Realtor.com, which offer a searchable online database of properties in the multiple listing services.

Most buyers start their search online, and you want an agent who uses that tool effectively. “A key thing is an attractive presentation on the web.

Look at how closely the agent’s listings mirror the property you want to buy or sell. Are they in the same area? Is the price range similar? Does the agent have enough listings to indicate a healthy business, but not so many that you’d be waiting days for him or her to return your call?

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