Choosing A Kansas City Realtor

Taking the time to research and hire a well-qualified Realtor to assist you in your home purchase or home sale is more important than ever.

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Be sure your Realtor stays on top of the local market stats and real estate trends... We keep a close eye on our local market stats so we can keep our clients on top of the latest market trends. Staying a step ahead of the competition is often the difference between for sale and sold.

Be sure your Realtor is a full-time professional... The majority of real estate agents are NOT full time professional. Your making one of the largest purchase you'll ever make and you don't want an agent tracking your transaction while their time and thoughts are being spent at another job.

Be sure your Realtor is being chosen on their expertise... Many home buyers and sellers choose their Realtor because they're a friend, family member or because they used the agent in the past. While hiring an agent you're familiar with could make sense, hiring an agent in solely that fashion is putting someone other than yourself first -- and that's a risky way to handle your most expensive investment.

Be sure your Realtor has the tools to assist you... We have one of the largest and most informative real estate sites in the area. All our search tools are free and users can save the searches they do and also save their favorite results when doing those searches.

Be sure you hire a listing agent who has systems in place that promote success... A solid listing agent can often save home sellers double what the real estate commission costs. A top agent will market homes exponentially better than the average real estate agent and the expert representation provided will provide additional savings that are evident but not precisely quantifiable.

Be sure you have a buyer's agent representing your best interests when buying a home... A buyer's agent commission is already factored into the price you see on all listed homes. The listing agent is representing the seller's best interests, so there's every reason to have a buyer's agent representing your best interests -- and buyer's don't have to pay the commission for that representation.

Be sure to choose an agent who uses current technology to help you buy or sell a home... Many agents are using outdated methods that put buyers and sellers at a disadvantage. If you're not hiring a tech-savvy real estate agent, you're unlikely to do as well as you should when buying or selling an area home.