Finding a real estate agent might not seem like much of a challenge, but when you consider how many there are in the city of Portland, you may find yourself at a loss. Selecting an agent is about finding the balance between compatibility, trust, and credentials. Consider these three tips when selecting a real estate agent to work with.
Ask your friends and family members who have had a positive homebuying experience and follow up on their recommendations. The folks closest to you are likely to be compatible with the same agents, narrowing your search considerably.
While not necessarily a deal breaker, it’s suggested that your agent should have no less than five years of experience. Do with that what you will, but keep in mind that agents with less experience typically have smaller client bases which means more time and attention for you.
You won’t know if you and an agent are a good fit until you meet and have a conversation. Recommendations will get you far, and vetting for experience is also prudent, but there is no greater way to determine compatibility than an in-person meeting.
Stonebridge Mortgage Group can help you with your Reverse Mortgage, Real Estate Loan, and many other mortgage solutions. We serve the greater Portland area and are located in Gresham, Oregon. Call us today at 503.661.5580.