How to Find a Realtor
Rick & Rick Strohm, Jr.
April 18, 2012
So you're looking to move to a new area of the country - or - you are looking for a vacation home in another area of the country...let's say my area of the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. You will most likely be asking yourself, "How do I find a good Realtor?" Well you've come to the right place! Needless to say, look no futher because you found the best real estate team in the mountains of NC. But, for sake of a long blog, I will share with you some tips on how to pick your next Realtor:
Obtain referrals from other clients.
Any good Realtor will have a website, come on it is the digital age! If that Realtor has a website, then they "should" have a testimonials link on their website - here is my link, CLICK HERE
. Past clients, friends, family and colleagues are the best way to judget a Realtor. Another great way is by looking at their Facebook page - CLICK HERE
Check Realtor online posts. You will want to pick a Realtor who engages his/her clients online - best way is to see if he/she has active blog posts. Your Realtor should go above and beyond in posting about their professional practice.
You should be able to Google a Realtors name and have them pop up all over the Internet, if they are active online. You can easily compare several Realtors online. Who is more active online? When you Google his/her name, how frequently does that name appear? Take a look at what happens when you Google "Rick Strohm" - CLICK HERE
. As you can see, we are very active on the Internet - signs of a good Realtor.
Contact the Realtor. Finally the last step would be to contact the Realtor, ask them questions and listen to their answers. Spend some time with them and share with them your wants/needs that you are looking for in your next real estate transaction. The Realtor should be open and honest; you should feel comfortable talking with them.
Hope that helps some of you in picking your next Realtor - you can contact me anytime if you have questions!