What to Avoid When Looking for a Santa Cruz County Real Estate Agent

Posted by Lauren Spencer on Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 at 11:01pm.

Picking up the phone book and letting it fall open to the real estate agency page is not the best way to find a great Santa Cruz County real estate agent.   Here are several other pitfalls to avoid when looking for a real estate agent:

• Impulse: Just because you walk into a busy, bright, and productive looking office doesn't mean all the agents who work there are also busy, bright and productive. Take the time to get to know the agents you’re considering working with.  Interview them, like you would any other professional you hire, to determine their abilities and knowledge of the community in which you want to live.

• Easy Agreement: If you finally find an agent who instantly agrees with everything you have to say about the selling price of your home without question, beware. This is especially true if you've been to others who disagreed with your price.  Consider why this one agent is so agreeable. As in any industry, there are people out there who will tell you anything you want to hear to get your business.

• Trusting Your Judgment: While you may very well be a great judge of character, make sure you get at least three references from all the Santa Cruz County real estate agents you’re considering.  Then, take the most crucial step and contact those references.

• Lowest Commission: Don't go with a real estate agent just because they have the lowest commission on the block. Remember the old adage "you get what you pay for."

These are just a few of the considerations when choosing a Santa Cruz County real estate agent, but they will get you started on firm footing.

If you’re looking for a knowledgeable Santa Cruz County real estate agent, I’d be honored if you’d interview me.  To schedule an interview, call me today at 831.662.6522 or email me at Lauren@LaurenSpencer.com. For additional information regarding my real estate services please visit my website 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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