Most people hire a lawyer, accountant or financial manager at some point in their life. Selecting the right professional for the job is common place in todays complicated world. When it comes to buying or selling a home, selecting a seasoned professional realtor is as critical as choosing a lawyer, accountant or financial manager. After all, purchasing or selling a home is a major investment and a seasoned realtor will make a significant difference identifying the right property and negotiating the right price. In short, a seasoned realtor will make money for his or her client!
In todays connected life there are many real estate web sites that promise accurate information. However much of the information may be inaccurate or outdated. Moreover there are other issues that only a seasoned professional realtor, knowledgeable about the local community can provide. Whether you are looking to buy or sell in La Quinta’s busy market, a seasoned realtor will make the process infinitely easier, providing accurate current data and personal insight into the market. Here are some of the reasons why.
For Buyers –
A knowledgeable, seasoned agent will be familiar with the numerous gated and non-gated markets in La Quinta and Indian Wells. They know what’s on the market and local sales trends, critical for negotiating. Moreover, the seasoned professional has the tools available to identify properties that may interest clients. They also have contacts with other agents in the area who may have properties going on-market. All said, hiring a seasoned, experienced agent will result in a quicker home search while negotiating a lower price.
For Sellers –
A knowledgeable agent will know the market pulse of real estate activity in La Quinta and Indian Wells. They know when to bring properties on-market, which properties the home will compete with and the proper price point to come on-market. More important is assisting the client in home staging to make the home appealing to prospective buyers. The seasoned agent will have first-class photography taken by an architectural photographer and have a marketing plan to showcase the property on the internet as well as throughout the top agent pool in the area.
Time to Find a Realtor?
Whether a buyer or seller, here are a few tips to identify a seasoned realtor:
- Location Served. Your best bet is to identify an agent who works the community or city specifically – not an agent who works the entire valley.
- Experienced in the Market. A seasoned agent will be in the upper 50 agents in the area. Ask the prospective agent where they stand in the market. Ask for backup!
- Sales Experience. Find an agent who is active and represented at least 10 buyers and sellers in the preceding year. Make sure the agent is suited for the price range of your home or the home you are looking to buy.
- Referrals. Ask for referrals. You can bank on others past experience, so ask for at least ten referrals.
Do your homework just as you would do hiring a lawyer, accountant or financial advisor. Interview the person and ask hard questions. Taking the time to interview and pick the right seasoned real estate agent will mean a smoother transaction with more money in your pocket! When searching for luxury real estate in La Quinta California, rely on a La Quinta real estate agent who knows the features and character of each these communities. Contact La Quinta real estate agent Scott or Patty at Doyle Properties, and they will help you find the La Quinta home perfect for you and your luxury lifestyle.