It can be frustrating to hire a real estate agent in Miami. So how can you find an excellent real estate agent in Miami?
Many local large real estate brokers will spend thousands of dollars each month to ensure that their agents are visible. Most will focus on advertising, whether it be online, in the Yellow Pages, or by erecting giant billboards in the most trafficked sections of Miami.
However, just because an agent is supported in this way doesn’t guarantee that they will be the best choice. Plus, depending on your circumstances, they may not be the most suitable option.
Don’t Assume EVERY Agent Is Fair, Honest & Reliable.
In today’s article, we’re going to focus on how you can find a real estate agent in Miami that suits your needs.
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How Do You Find The Perfect Real Estate Agent In Miami With Actual Reviews?
Online feedback for any service can be easily manipulated. In some ways, a review is the same as a paid-for advertisement, with some companies offering money to people willing to write a positive review. It’s vital to read honest reviews from any agent that you’re considering, and any reputable agent will be glad to provide you with recent clients.
Also, reviews will give you immediate insight into how the real estate professional performs in the marketplace.
One final way to check out the agent is to hit Google. Type the “[name of agent] reviews” and see what pops up in the Google search. If several bad reviews on websites such as Yelp come up, it’s a good idea to see if the agent has tried to resolve or clarify the situation by engaging with the critical reviewers.
Ask The Right Questions
Here are some questions you can ask the agent or, better yet, his or her former clients. These questions will help you determine the agent’s skill and ability to represent you as a buyer or a seller.
- Was there any part of the buying or selling process that pleased or displeased the clients?
- What was the asking price?
- What was the sales price?
- What properties have you worked with in my location?
- What about similarly sized properties?
It’s essential to choose an agent who has direct experience working with homes similar to yours.
Check Out The Real Estate Agent’s Credentials
You can even check with your state’s real estate regulatory authority to verify the agent’s licensing. The website will, in some cases, allows you to look into regulatory actions and complaints against the agent.
Asking how long an agent has worked with their agency and their history with other firms is also a good idea. You should also ask them how long they’ve been buying and selling homes.
Above all, you should choose a real estate agent in Miami that you feel you can trust and work alongside. Regular communication is vital when selling your home. In many cases, your house will represent the majority of your net worth. Therefore, the right agent will quickly be able to answer these questions:
- How many inquiries have been made about my home?
- Are many of these people likely to make an actual offer?
- Are there similar properties in the area for sale? What is the asking price of those homes?
Find Out How The Local Real Estate Agent Plans On Selling Your House
Sometimes it’s best to be direct! If you’re looking for a local Miami Florida Real Estate Agent, ask them outright how they intend to sell your house. Ask them precisely what they can offer that other agents in town cannot. Make sure to pay attention to their answer.
Usually, the best agents will have an actual marketing plan – a strategy for getting your property on the market and making it stand out to buyers.
Going With Low Priced Agents Isn’t Always The Best Option
Often people selling Miami Florida properties will go with the cheapest option.
Heck, consider these numbers! If a real agent is earning 3% on a $100,000 sale, that’s $3,000 in fees – for only one agent. Usually, both agents who represent the buyer and the seller will earn a commission. The costs can quickly skyrocket. It’s really in your best interest to do your research before you go with a cut-rate or flat fee agent. Although the price may be lower, it usually means the service will also be at a reduced level.
Some of the best real estate agents in Miami have great marketing systems and can sell homes faster and for higher prices. So even if you find someone to sell your house at a 1.5% fee… take your time and consider whether you’ll be saving money long term.
The same goes for selling your house to a local real estate investor like Sunshine State Buyers. A high priced offer may not be as good as it appears. First, look at the terms of the deal that the buyer offers you. Second, ensure that they can close on-time. A delayed close will cause unwanted costs on your end. Every month that goes by will leave you paying more in taxes, insurance, utilities, and so on.
We also advise that you avoid low-quality real estate agents. These possible ‘rookies’ will do anything to make their first sale, including leaving dollars on the table. An experienced real estate agent will ensure that the process of selling your home is a smooth experience, and will always work in your best interest.
So get out there and do your research. Find a local real estate agent that suits you.
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