Purchasing a home is probably one of the most important investments you will make during your lifetime. When dealing with your assets and an investment of such magnitude, special care must be taken to ensure that you are making a safe and good purchase.
The process of buying and selling a property is extensive, complex and sometimes confusing, so approaching a professional and expert in the real estate sector who can advise and support you in the process will always be the best option. However, choosing a good real estate broker also depends on different factors.
Therefore, we would like to share the main functions and characteristics that a good real estate agent should fulfill
Choosing an advisor who fulfills all the functions of a real estate agent will make it easier for you to find your ideal home and at 3SA Estate we can will help you to 100% carry out a more agile and secure buying process.
It may seem obvious but first of all…
What is a real estate agent?
It is essential to understand what a real estate agent is and therefore their importance in the process of buying and selling real estate.
An advisor or real estate agent is a professional dedicated to providing advisory and management services for everything related to the sale of real estate with the purpose and objective of making sales. In general, the role of a real estate agent is to accompany buyers throughout their buying process; At 3SA Estate we walk you through from start to finish: from the choice of the ideal property in the desired location, to the legal advice and management of all the procedures and all the agreements/contracts involved.
What does a real estate agent do?
First of all, listen to you and your needs, answer all your questions, analyze your situation, and advise you on all the decisions you should take.
In short, what a real estate agent does is accompany you throughout your property purchase process, guiding you and helping you to facilitate and streamline your process, as well as to ensure your investment. At 3SA Estate our team of brokers are specialized in making this process completely flawless and easy for you.
As a general rule, the real estate agent will be in charge of finding the real estate options in the market that best suit the characteristics you are looking for in your new home, your needs and financial capacities. Also, they will help you choose the most convenient mortgage loan for you in 2021 according to your purpose and your financial situation, and finally they will take care of all the necessary paperwork.
What are the functions of a real estate agent?
The main functions of a real estate agent can be divided into three parts:
1.- To Find the ideal property for their clients, for which there are various tasks such as listening to them, managing their budget, analyzing their profile, looking for different options and showing them the most suitable properties according to their needs.
2.- Carry out the negotiation to make sales. This includes following up with clients through calls or emails, visits to properties, and appointments to negotiate and reach agreements.
3.- Take care of all administrative issues such as drafting contracts, dealing with the notary, and dealing with paperwork, as well as all the legal aspects involved.
what a real estate agent does is accompany you throughout your property purchase process.
How to choose the best real estate agent?
Word of mouth usually never fails. Ask for referrals from people who have already had a positive experience with a specific agency or real estate agent. Research the profile of the real estate agent you want to go to; look for information about their reputation, their professional training, their experience in the sector and if they have a certificate that accredits them.
In the same way, it is important that when it comes to having a first contact with the agent you analyze the approach that person has with you. Pay attention to aspects such as how friendly they are, if they listen to you and show interest in your situation, and how willing they are to advise you and help you in your process.
Once analyzing their reputation and preparation, you should know that the most important factor to take into account when choosing a real estate agent is trust. Listen to your intuition, think about whether the agent gives you confidence and if you feel comfortable with them to lead and entrust the entire process of buying and selling your future property.
What features should a good real estate agent have?
Although each agent, like each person, has unique and distinctive characteristics, you should know that there are certain qualities that will make you a good real estate agent, and that therefore you should take into account when choosing. A few of the these are:
- Experience in the real estate sector
- Knowledge of legal aspects involved in the sale
- Market knowledge
- Knowledge on locations and features
- Good image
- Gives you a feeling of trust and confidence
- Identifies what best suits your requirements and desires
“Word of mouth usually never fails. Ask for referrals from people who have already had a positive experience with a specific agency or real estate agent”
Final Factor: How accessible is your Real estate broker?
It’s as simple as noticing whether the realtor you would like to work with is available to take your calls or gets back to you quickly. This can speak volumes about their work ethic and how they value their clients. If you are find you are not able to get in touch effectively and you are having to leave messages, ask yourself if you would really want to entrust something as important as buying a home to them?
For all these reasons and what we have mentioned previously, it’s important to know how to identify a good real estate broker but by first understanding what this role involves. At 3SA we don’t only sell homes but we help our clients to stay a few steps ahead in the world of work, career, family, leisure, fun and social interaction – the things we call life.
To capture every moment of each day. Our focus is to help our customers, to fulfill their dreams by helping them identify and seize the opportunities when they show up. To incorporate visions and the future into a life from 2021 an onwards. We are always there for you when you need us, as a broker, you can count on that at any time.