Are you hunting around for a house to buy? If so, you aren't alone. There are many to-be homeowners out there looking for their dream home, and many start their journey by looking at what the home has to offer, how much it costs, and so on. However, if there is one thing we can tell you to do before doing any of these, it is to find a realtor! Realtors have the knowledge and resources to help you find the perfect home, no matter what your budget is and what your needs are.
Now, don't confuse a realtor with a real estate agent. While they are frequently used interchangeably, they are not the same. A real estate agent is a professional who is certified to help you to buy or sell a home. On the other hand, a realtor is a real estate agent who is part of the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The NAR is a large organization in the United States, and all members must adhere to a strict code of ethics.
Here are some of the many key qualities to look for in your realtor:
A good realtor will have extensive experience in the field and be up to date on the latest real estate laws, trends, and market conditions. They should also have a good understanding of the specific area you are buying or selling in.
A good realtor will be professional in their manner and reliable in their actions. They will be prompt when responding to emails and phone calls, keep you updated on the progress of the sale, and be honest about any potential problems.
Good realtors know the importance of networking, and that's why great realtors have a network of contacts in the industry, from other agents to lenders to contractors. This network of contacts can be invaluable in helping you find the best deals, navigate the process quickly, and ensure the best outcome for your sale.
Negotiating the terms of a real estate transaction can be a delicate process. A good realtor can negotiate the best possible deal for you and ensure that both parties are satisfied.
A good realtor will be able to access a wide range of resources to help you find the best homes or the best buyers. They should also be able to advise you on the best strategies to use in the sale.
Real estate transactions can take weeks or even months to complete, and there are often unexpected setbacks. A good realtor will be patient with you throughout the process, ensuring you remain informed and in control.
Last but definitely not least, a good realtor will be someone you can trust. They should be honest and transparent in their dealings and always have your best interests at heart.
All in all, the right realtor can make a huge difference in the success of your real estate transaction. They should be knowledgeable, organized, tech-savvy, personable, resourceful, patient, and trustworthy. When looking for a realtor, make sure to ask the right questions and take the time to find someone who meets all of these criteria!
Chuck Murney is a realtor in Parry Sound, offering the services one needs to find the best real estate! If you are looking for Murney houses for sale, get in touch with us.
Chuck was fantastic to work with! From attending our cottage inspection to connecting us with an awesome mortgage broker we needed to get the job done, he was there every step of the way to support us!
Working with Chuck was a pleasure. He really pulled out all the stops to make sure we could put the deal together. He personally made sure all went smoothly for possession day. Would definitely work with Chuck again either buying or selling.
Karen and I have had several experiences with Chuck both buying and selling properties. He is always willing to give advice if asked, and always willing to be patient with us while we are deciding how to proceed. He has gone that extra mile with helping us in any way. This has also included offering to help us get our home ready to sell. We can not be more satisfied with his service and that is why we have had him help us with several real estate transactions. We wholeheartedly recommend him to potential buyers and sellers in our surrounding area.
I had the pleasure of working with Chuck to find a great starter home and enter the market. After our initial discussion it didn’t take Chuck long to find something perfect for me. He’s motivated, easy to work with, and a highly knowledgeable agent. In addition to finding a buyer or showing you a property, he provides great advice based on your desires. Highly recommended!
Chuck helped us purchase a cottage property in 2020. My husband and I are extremely particular people. We provided Chuck had a detailed list of our exact wants, needs etc in a property to ensure we didn't waste our time looking a properties that didn't meet our needs. Chuck helped us secure the perfect property for us that met all the criteria and was a pleasure to deal with. He even offered months later to help us pick up a peddle boat with his trailer when I asked him for a recommendation for someone who could assist us. He is supportive throughout the sales process and continues to provide service after the fact. He lives and works in the community and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Chuck to anyone needing his services.
Super nice guy. No hard-selling and easy to like! As my husband would say, Chuck passes the beer & BBQ test! He also crawled around under the cottages along side my husband during our appointments. Chuck is knowledgable, and put us at ease immediately. We bought the second cottage property Chuck showed us. He is calm with a sense of urgency. Timely communication when you’re anxiously awaiting news of an offer! Our experience from start to finish was great!