Homebuying Guide: How to Select The Top Houston Real Estate Agent

Why It’s Important To Work With A Top Houston Real Estate Agent

If you are thinking of buying or selling your Houston home, then you will most probably work with a real estate agent.

The truth is, a real estate agent can make or break your chances of buying or selling a home at a good price.

Dealing with an inexperienced and dishonest real estate agent may lead to large losses on your part.

If you own a piece of property in Houston and you plan on selling this property, then you will want to get the best Houston real estate agent you can find.

Read on for some helpful advice for finding a great Houston real estate agent who can help you sell your property.

Know what makes a good real estate agent.

Here are three of the most important qualities of a top Houston real estate agent:

  1. An agent who has a good track record in Houston
  2. An agent who is honest and transparent with you
  3. An agent who puts your best interests and concerns before his or her own

Look for prospective real estate agents.

The next step is to look for real estate agents that fit the bill.

You may want to start by talking to relatives and friends who have had pleasant experiences with local agents. Aside from getting referrals from people you know, you can also use the Internet to search for Houston “multiple listing service.”

Look for properties that are similar to the one that you are trying to sell and find out which real estate agents are listing these properties. Compile a list of reputable real estate brokers, including those on the listings and those referred by your friends.

Visit and interview the agents and companies on your list.

Now that you have a list of possible real estate companies and agents, meet them in person. If you can, set up an interview so you can ask questions about the success they have had selling in Houston, how long they have been in the field, what marketing strategies they use, how much they charge, and what their average ratio is for list-price to sales-price. You can also ask for any other referrals that these professional may have.

Review the documents and make your choice.

The last thing you will want to do before choosing an agent is to review the documents before you sign them. This will ensure that you are happy with the terms and agreements on your contract before you actually sign the papers.

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