Buyers: Choosing a Georgia REALTOR ®

Selecting an appropriate Georgia Real Estate professional to work with in the property buying process is very important. They will be with you from your initial property search all the way to the closing table, so you want to be sure you choose the right agent for your needs! When looking for the right agent to assist you, here are some key things to consider:

Availability: How available is the agent if you need to get in touch with them? What methods of communication will be used – phone call, email, text message, fax, snail mail? How frequently will the agent check in with you? Make sure you cover it with your real estate professional so that they know what you expect and you know what to expect from them.

Knowledge: Does the agent or company only have very localized knowledge or do they have considerable knowledge of multiple areas? Do you require an agent with specific property experience, such as historical homes, condos, land, new construction, or commercial property? Is the agent a member of the National Association of Realtors?

Tools: Does the agent or company offer you tools to make the search for your ideal property easier? Do they offer a search option that’s directly available to you that allows you to sort property by price, location, type, etc? Do they have a way to keep you up to date with new properties fitting the criteria you want as they become available?

Services: Can you get all of the Georgia real estate services you need in one place? Is the agent familiar with mortgage services and title services? Can they help you arrange the appropriate inspections and choose an appropriate closing attorney?