Whether you're buying or selling a house, you're going to need the best real estate agent in Calgary to work with. Finding the right one may not always be easy, however, since there are so many to choose from. Here are some things that you should examine before hiring a real estate agent to represent you when buying or selling a home.
Examine the credentials
Once you sign up with an agent to work with you are going to be committing to him until the job is done and you have found the perfect home or sold the one you have. Before signing any type of contract with an agent find out what his credentials are. You’ll want to be sure that you are working with a professional that has plenty of experience in the field. Credentials that you can ask about include board and license certifications, past sales, recent training, etc.
Ask for references
It never hurts to ask for references and any credible real estate agent will be happy to provide them. Don't be afraid to call up these referrals and talk to them. Find out whether the service provided was satisfactory and whether the client ended up with the home they wanted or whether they were able to sell his home in a timely manner.
Look for experience
As with everything else in life, a real estate agent should be chosen based on his experience. How long has this agent been working in the real estate field? Is he new to Calgary or has he been around for years? How many homes has he sold or helped clients purchase over the years that he has been in business? These are some of the questions you should be asking to determine the experience of the agent you are considering hiring.
You would never think of hiring an accountant or a lawyer without first looking into his credentials and experience. The same goes for hiring and examining a real estate agent in Calgary. You need to find one that you can trust to provide the best quality service possible.