How to Choose a Realtor to Help You Buy a Home with Boulder Realtors
Boulder, Colorado area realtors Megan Evoe and Rachel Rasmussen discuss how to choose a realtor / buyer’s agent to help you buy a home.
Introducing Rachel Rasmussen
Megan Evoe first introduces our newest buyer’s agent / realtor Rachel. Even though Rachel is new to the role of Buyer’s Agent for the Bernardi Group, she has experience with hundreds of real estate transactions. She has served as the Listing Manager and Closing Manager, so is very knowledgeable on all facets of the real estate deal. Rachel loves real estate because she enjoys the interactions with people and she loves looking at houses.
What Should a Buyer Be Looking for When Choosing a Realtor?
In addition to knowing the area, the transaction side is key. Watch the video to see Rachel elaborate on this topic.
Why Should Someone Work with the Bernardi Group?
Rachel sums it up: the Bernardi Group does a lot of volume, sees a lot of different things, and is really good a problem solving.
Additional Information About Choosing a Realtor
Choosing a real estate agent in Colorado, or anywhere else, is an important decision that can significantly impact your home buying or selling experience. Here are some tips to help you select the right real estate agent in Colorado:
Start by researching local real estate agents. You can use online platforms, ask for recommendations from friends and family, or check with the Colorado Association of Realtors for a list of licensed agents. Once you chat with an agent, make sure it is a good personality fit!
Ensure that the agent is licensed in the state of Colorado. You can verify this information through the Colorado Division of Real Estate website.
Look for an agent with experience in the Colorado real estate market. An experienced agent will have a better understanding of local neighborhoods, market trends, and potential challenges.
Colorado is a diverse state with different regions, each with its own real estate nuances. Choose an agent who has local knowledge about the area where you plan to buy or sell a property.
The Bernardi Group is familiar with the Front Range, having helped people buy and sell homes in Boulder, Longmont, Louisville, Niwot, Nederland, Golden, Broomfield, Superior, Loveland, Westminster, and Denver for over 35 years!
Ask for References
Request references from past clients. A reputable agent should be willing to provide references, and you can use these to get insights into their professionalism, communication style, and effectiveness.
Interview Multiple Agents
Don’t settle for the first agent you meet. Interview multiple agents to compare their approaches, marketing strategies, and personalities. Choose someone you feel comfortable working with.
Check Online Reviews
Read online reviews on platforms like Zillow, Google, or Realtor.com. Reviews can provide valuable insights into an agent’s reputation and performance. You can read reviews that our clients left for us on this Birdeye web page, which includes both Zillow and Google reviews.
Effective communication is crucial in real estate transactions. Choose an agent who is responsive, communicates clearly, and keeps you informed throughout the buying or selling process.
A good real estate agent should be a skilled negotiator. Look for someone who can effectively negotiate on your behalf to achieve the best possible outcome.
Fees and Contracts
Understand the agent’s fees and terms before signing any contracts. Most real estate agents work on a commission basis, but the percentage can vary. Make sure you are comfortable with the terms of the agreement.
Trust Your Instincts
Finally, trust your instincts. If you don’t feel comfortable or confident with an agent, it might be worth continuing your search.
Summary About How to Choose a Realtor
Remember that buying (or selling) a home is a significant financial transaction, and having the right real estate agent can make the process smoother and more successful. Take your time to find a buyer’s agent who aligns with your needs and goals. Interested in working with the Bernardi Group? Call us at 303.402.6000 and we will connect your with our buyer’s agents!