3 Tips to Hiring a Santa Cruz Real Estate Agent Who Will Work for You

Posted by Lauren Spencer on Friday, October 5th, 2012 at 1:48pm.

Good Santa Cruz real estate agents can be valuable partners when buying or selling a home. Their marketing efforts, hard work, knowledge and negotiation skills are huge assets when house hunting or selling your home.

Below are four tips to help you hire a Santa Cruz real estate agent who will provide the best service for you:

1. Make sure your expectations are clearly spelled out. Buying or selling a home involves a great deal of money and that has the potential to cause a lot of stress — especially if you feel your agent isn’t living up to your expectations. To avoid this problem, share your expectations with agents during the interview process. Be as specific as possible. Do you expect them to email you once a week with updates? Perhaps you want them to call you with feedback each time they show your home.

2. If buying a home, ask how your professional will find homes that meet your standards. A good Santa Cruz real estate agent will take into consideration your budget and your needs. Then he or she will narrow down the choices to save you time and effort.

3. If selling a home, agree on a marketing plan before you sign. Selling a home in today’s market requires a well-thought-out marketing strategy. An easy way to ensure prospective agents are up to the task is to ask to see their marketing plans in writing. A professional agent will have a clear strategy that includes both online and offline marketing.

If you’re ready to buy or sell a home and are looking for a knowledgeable Santa Cruz real estate agent, please call me at 831.662.6522 or email me at Lauren@LaurenSpencer.com for more information.

For additional real estate information, please visit my home page at www.MySantaCruzRealEstate.com.

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About Lauren Spencer

Award-Winning Santa Cruz REALTOR®

Lauren Spencer is your local real estate expert, specializing in Santa Cruz real estate and surrounding communities—this is where she lives, works, and plays too. Let her know your questions about the community and county and she'll be happy to fill you in on all you want to know! Lauren Spencer has consistently been voted best local REALTOR in Santa Cruz and is always happy to offer her advice and expertise. Call her at: 800.226.4717.

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