How do I find a good real estate agent?
All agents have various experiences and knowledge in the Greater Sudbury market. Your first question to narrow the search; are you buying or selling a property? Or are you hiring a real estate agent for your business?
All agents listed on the REAL Magazine website have links to the agent’s team or personal websites for your added research. Check out reviews, ask for recommendations from those who have recently worked with that agent or team. When you find a potential match, meet with them in person to get a better feel for who they are and how they best match with your buying or selling needs.
Benefits of hiring a real estate agent
Whether you’re looking to rent or buy an office for your business, sell a piece of land or build/find your dream home, there are several benefits to hiring a real estate agent:
- Real estate agents are qualified and licensed, depending on the province they live in to sell your residential or commercial property.
- They have connections with others in the industry and community, such as title companies, appraisers, inspectors, landscapers and contractors. Because of this, real estate agents know who might be your best bet for your needs, and can get you in touch with the right contact.
- Real estate agents understand the market and current trends, including property prices and the community. This insight can help you make the right decisions without extensive research on your part.
- Real Estate agents are there for you at every step of selling your former house to purchasing your new home. They have dealt with many scenarios and can use those experiences to help you transition to your new purchase with piece of mind.
For listing or for buying, interview different Agents and let them show you all the different skills, abilities and features that they can bring to the table. So take your time…feel free to call, interview, and ask questions of your potential Sudbury Real Estate Agent before signing any agreement.
In Ontario, the most common form used to define an agency relationship with a buyer is called the “Buyer Representation Agreement”. While a signed agreement is preferred, and perhaps most beneficial to the buyer to commit to one agent early in the house search process, it is not required when meeting an agent, discussing needs and wants, having them search for or even show you a few homes.
You can invite one of our listed agents or team members to your home to have a face to face conversation with them. You are not obligated to sign anything in the preliminary stages. You can discuss a variety of items, some examples being, fees, rates, listing presentation and offerings, market knowledge and potential listing price values. Once you have decided on who you would like to represent and sell your home, your realtor will sign a Listing Agreement with you as well as all the paperwork required to get your home ready to hit the market!