#4 Choosing Your Real Estate Agent

To start, you will want to find an experienced real estate professional that is able to smoothly guide you through the home-buying process.

Buying a home is a major life decision so choosing a knowledgeable agent with whom you can build trust, is a good listener and works in the area in which you would like to live is essential.

Choose a professional that understands your needs and concerns and will provide you with personalized service.

When talking with your agent for the first time, expect a discussion about the type of home that you would like, and share the prioritized list that you have put together. Discuss your needs and wants for desired features and location, price range, education systems, public transportation and highways, among others.

If you are looking at a number of homes over a period of time, then you might want to develop a rating system. Make a list of what you liked and disliked about each home. Your agent can help you with this process.

Choose an Agency Real Estate professional.