December 4th, 2020
By Brandon Brown
Have you been thinking about selling your Orange County house with the help of an agent? Honestly, there are so many agents out there that it’s hard to know which one’s the right one. And what's best for you, may not be the best for someone else. Some clients love confidence, others comfort, some want the highest price possible, others want convenience. That’s why we’re sharing this blog post about how to find the right real estate agent that fits your needs in Orange County.
Selling your house can seem like a daunting task, which is why many people turn to a real estate agent to help them. After all, a real estate agent’s job is to work on your behalf to help you sell your house! But with so many agents out there all claiming to be the very best, how can you decide which is the right agent for you?
Here’s our recommendation about how to find the right real estate agent that fits your needs in Orange County.
How to Find the Right Real Estate Agent that Fits Your Needs in Orange County.
Full Time vs. Part Time Like every job, your full time Realtors are going to have more experience than a part-time agent. Not to say, one is better than the other in every situation, but buying and selling a home requires an immediate pulse on the current market conditions. Even a month out of the market can cost either a seller or buyer thousands of dollars. It's important that your agent is a data-driven agent, who follows the market on a daily basis. You wouldn't hire a financial planner who checks your stocks once a week would you? Same with an agent working on your behalf. They should be able to provide you an in-depth analysis of your home, neighborhood and the current trends to show that they are ready to serve you.
Call the Agent A great test to see if an agent is ready to serve is by calling them directly. We can tell you first hand that our phones ring non-stop daily, so getting to every call is often challenging. But the key to success is how quickly we can respond to your inquiry. Our rule of thumb at BayBrook is within a half hour, however often times it will be within minutes. Test us now - 949.232.4044.
Check Out Their Credentials How many years have they been an agent? Are they still actively practicing Real Estate? How many transactions have they completed? Do they have any designations? Feel free to interview your agent, as you will be talking with them a lot throughout the transaction. Why not build your rapport now.
Review And Narrow Review your findings and narrow down these agents to just a couple who look like they will be able to help you the best. While we hope it's a BayBrook Realty agent, we will be happy and rooting for you regardless of who you choose.
Book An Appointment Call your shortlist of agents to book an appointment and ask how they’d help you sell your house.
Make A Choice Finally, choose the agent who will help you the most based on all of this information… and then you can start the process of selling your house!
Note: this is a great way to find an agent but it can also take some time. If for some reason time is of the essence, we have alternatives which could be just what you are looking for with our iBuyer program. It's truly a life-saver for many, and something to consider if you may have a home in need of repairs, or maintenance that could be too overwhelming to tackle. Don't hesitate to call us at 949-232-4044 to pick our brains on this offering.
Summary If selling seems like more trouble than you want to deal with yourself, an agent is there to help. But finding the right agent might also seem overwhelming. That’s why you should read this blog post again if you’re wondering how to find the right real estate agent that fits your needs in Orange County or San Diego.
BayBrook Realty is a brokerage located in Orange County, California. As a resident since 1977, and I've seen Orange County change and blossom into an amazing county. It's always fun to travel back in time and remember some of the sights of my youth. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do. Follow my social media for more posts on Real Estate, Orange County History, and other fun things that pop into my head. - Brandon Brown - Broker / Owner