What to look for in a Realtor

Expectations for a Real Estate Agent
When looking to buy a home, you
should expect competence, efficiency,
and ethics from your agent. According
to All America’s Real Estate Book by
Carolyn Janik and Ruth Rejnis, good
agents take the time to qualify buyers
and show properties in their price
range. They plan showing routes
carefully and have pre-inspected most
properties. They have a thorough
knowledge of financing options, are up
on the latest housing trends, and share
data on the local housing market and
home sales with prospective buyers.
Adhering to a strict code of ethics,
good agents avoid high-pressure sales
tactics, refrain from showing properties
that do not fit your needs or goals, and
alert you to problems about the
condition of the property. And they
show respect for other agents and real
estate firms by not talking down about


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