It doesn't matter if you're buying or selling a home, consulting an experienced Santa Cruz real estate agent is a smart move. Here are five steps to finding your perfect agent:
1. Ask about experience
Although many new Santa Cruz real estate agents are good at what they do, ideally, you want to work with an experienced expert. Someone with extensive experience can efficiently get through the process and streamline the fine details.
2. Confirm costs
Before getting in too far, find out if you are both on the same page when it comes to costs. Make sure to outline everything in writing ahead of time. This way you eliminate surprises in fees later.
3. Discuss turnaround time
Find out whether or not your Santa Cruz real estate agent can find or sell a property within the timeframe you desire. Many factors can affect such turnaround, but it's good to discuss these details in the beginning to help you get a feel for your agent's track record.
4. Inquire about online listings
These days, 80% of home buyers start by viewing listings online. Make sure your agent has the capability to show you homes online and showcase your home for sale online. If not, this may be a sign that their office is not up to date.
5. Check availability
Learn about your agent's schedule. If he or she is splitting real estate time with another job, you need to know that upfront. This will help you determine whether or not this agent has the commitment you're looking for.
Finding the right Santa Cruz real estate agent can take some time. It’s worth the effort to secure the most capable person for the job.
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