How to Hire a Real Estate Agent with all the Right Skills
Finding an experienced real estate agent in San Diego is difficult, to say the least. In the San Diego market, home prices vary drastically by area for reasons including local school districts, crime rate, and proximity to landmarks, such as the ocean and Balboa Park. There are plenty of San Diego real estate agents who excel at one skill or another, but I have never met an agent who can handle any and every task thrown at them with ease, myself included. If you are looking to buy or sell a house, my suggestion to you is to hire an experienced real estate agent in San Diego with a team of skilled professionals backing them up. Here is why.
An experienced San Diego real estate agent’s primary concern is taking care of their clients. They will take the time to find out what you and your family want from the sale of your home. Everyone has different reasons for selling. If you are lucky enough to find an agent who asks the most important questions– “Why are you selling?” and “What do you want from the sale of your house?”– keep them at the top of your list of potential hires. However, a great agent will also follow through by using the skills of their team members to take the utmost care of you and your loved ones during the purchase or sale of your property, So, additionally, make sure your agent has a strong support system which includes some of the following skilled professionals:
Hire a Real Estate Agent who has: A Supporting Agent
The most important number two player for the perfect San Diego real estate agent for you is a second agent to help with your transaction. This can simple be another real estate agent in the firm or an agent that works under the agent you are hiring. Why do you need a second agent? Well, for starters, your agent will likely have other real estate transactions they are responsible for. And when things get busy, a second pair of hands, eyes and ears can make a huge difference in the care you receive. Also, a second agent can have additional input on the situation surrounding your transaction. The bottom line is, with two agents, you will have more helpful input, a faster response time, and double the negotiating power for the sale or purchase of your house.
Hire a Real Estate Agent who has: An Office Assistant
In real estate, there are plenty of menial tasks that do not require a lot of skill but take up a significant amount of time; there are always errands to run and supplies to purchase. When these essential but straightforward tasks are being taken care of by your real estate agent, it can take away from the quality of help that you receive and may lengthen the time it takes to complete your transaction. When your experienced San Diego real estate agent has a capable assistant, you can feel comfortable knowing that during normal business hours, any calls pertaining to your property will always be answered. For example, if your agent is at an appointment, you still have someone to contact for answers to your questions.
Hire a Real Estate Agent who has: A Professional Photographer
If you are looking to sell a property, your experienced San Diego real estate agent will place the house on the Multiple Listing Service, or MLS, where potential buyers will be able to view details about the property, including photos. The first impression that buyers have of the property is the photos. If those photos are unflattering, it can decrease the number of interested buyers and in turn can cause fewer and/or lower offers. Having an experienced and professional photographer take pictures of your property is a small investment and can increase the number of views to the property. Experience shows that more views of the property lead to higher offers. Simply put, paying a small fee initially for professional photos means more money in your pocket in the long run.
These key players on your experienced San Diego real estate agent’s team guarantee that you will receive the highest level of care possible in the sale or purchase of your house. If you or someone you know is looking to buy or sell a property in San Diego, contact me, Kim Ward, at (619) 741-0111. I have a highly professional team that is ready to help you with your real estate needs.