How to Choose a Santa Cruz Real Estate Agent

Posted by Lauren Spencer on Monday, December 17th, 2012 at 1:01am.

Whether you are buying a new home or you are selling your previous home, you should use the services of a Santa Cruz real estate agent.  The agent will help you in a number of ways.  If you have made up your mind to hire the services of a real estate agent, there are some tips that you should apply.  Below are some of the tips that will enable you to get a good, reliable, and experienced Santa Cruz real estate agent.

Is the agent a full-time or part time real estate agent?

It is advisable that you work with an agent that is into the business full-time rather than working with a person that works part-time.  A full-time agent will have time to deal with the transaction judiciously.  Home buying or selling involves a lot of transactions and processes.  A part-time agent may not be able to deal with every detail of the transaction very well.

Does a competent body license the agent?

Buying a home is a great investment that normally costs a lot of money.  Therefore, it is advisable that you hire the services of a registered and licensed Santa Cruz real estate agent.  You can find out if an agent is registered or not by asking questions or by confirming from the state’s governing agency.

Is the agent a member of a reputable online home buyer’s search site or Multiple Listing Services?

This is important for people that are searching for Santa Cruz home real estate agents through the internet.  There are many fraudsters operating through the internet in many fields.  The real estate market is no exception.  However, if an agent belongs to any MLS or any of these buyer’s search service sites, it is an indication that they are real.

Call me at 831.662.6522 or email me at Lauren@LaurenSpencer.com so I can show you my credentials as a licensed Santa Cruz real estate agent and help you start the home buying process.

For additional information, please visit my website at www.MySantaCruzRealEstate.com.

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Is the agent a full-time or part time real estate agent?

Does a competent body license the agent?

Is the agent a member of a reputable online homebuyer’s search site or Multiple Listing Services?

 

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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