Real estate has a reputation for being an extremely lucrative business, and a lot of this is due to how realtors are portrayed in the media. Nowadays, there are multiple shows you can find on TV that follow around high-end realtors selling luxury homes to only the wealthiest clients. However, this is only a small portion of the actual profession, since such a small portion of the population is depicted in those kinds of shows.
IDENTIFYING THE RIGHT REALTOR TO WORK WITH
If you are looking for homes in the Manhattan Beach area, you might be looking at more expensive homes, but you likely won’t be working with a realtor who has a TV crew following them around. There are actually a number of reputable, trustworthy realtors out there to choose from, but you need to know how to find the best ones to help you buy or sell real estate. Here are a few things to keep in mind when finding a realtor to work with.
THEY KNOW HOW TO CLOSE SALES
As stated in an earlier blog, the majority of realtors are actually paid by the sale of property, and not by the initial services provided to clients. This means they are essentially paid on commision. Not only that, but this means that even if they do close a sale, when the margins aren’t high enough they don’t make a cut. Their experience in closing deals (either when buying or selling a house) with higher profit margins benefits all parties, which is why it’s so crucial to their role. A realtor with experience working in a diverse market can also make sure the best deals are made in the shortest amount of time, which helps everyone involved.
ASK WHAT THEIR DAY TO DAY LOOKS LIKE
The more they work in the industry, the more experience a realtor should gain in not only real estate specific topics, but also subjects coinciding with the buying and selling of property. A realtor who has a very full, productive day to day will usually provide the best all around experience. They’re spending their hours exploring properties, networking, learning about financing, and more. Ask a realtor about what their day to day looks like, and make sure they’re not just sitting around waiting for someone like you to walk in the door.
THEIR REPUTATION SHOULD PAINT A CLEAR PICTURE
With such easy access to information and with websites like Yelp, people are more inclined to not only research about realtors online, but leave their own reviews. When choosing a realtor, there really shouldn’t be any ambiguity in the options you’re looking at. If you can’t get a clear sense of the quality of service they provide, you should be looking elsewhere. Also, don’t forget how important word of mouth is! If you’re moving to a new area, always ask friends, family, and co-workers about realtors they worked with, and learn more about how their buying or selling experience was handled.
A REALTOR YOU CAN TRUST TO GET RESULTS YOU DESERVE
When it comes to experts in South Bay real estate, you don’t need to look any further than the team at Caskey & Caskey. With over 40 years of combined experience, they know the ins and outs of cities like Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, and the surrounding area.