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How to find a good real estate agent? Episode #308

How to find a good real estate agent

Hello. Welcome to Todd Miller TV. Today’s episode is how to a good real estate agent. So the scenario is that you’re either moving somewhere or you have to sell a house and you need a good agent. You want somebody you can trust.

So here are some tips and things you can do, OK? The first thing you can do is ask around people that you know and trust if they know somebody. So it’s called your sphere of influence, your center of influence. Ask those people, “Hey, do you know a good agent who you’ve used to sell your house?” You’ll get somebody who will give you some first-hand experience.

And another thing you can do is interview people. So the other recommendation is to call agents randomly out of a phone book or off the internet and just say, “Hey, I want to interview you.” You can just do a phone interview and just find out what their strengths are. If you need an agent who is knowledgeable about the market or who’s really good at selling listings then you need to ask them, “Have you ever sold listing? How many? How many in my area or part of town?” And then you can find out from there if you think they’ll be a good agent for you, OK?

Another thing you can do is you can go out. There are some social sites like Yelp and Zillow and Trulia also had real estate agent reviews. But if you go on Yelp and you put in the city name, for example, if you put in Las Vegas and then you type in real estate agent in its search, it will search all the real estate agents who have reviews and you can read the reviews and then you can call those agents and find out if there is somebody you would want to work with.

Other thing you can do is you can go on to Google and you can type in a real estate agent in city name like Las Vegas or wherever, San Diego, and then you can go look for agents online and then you can look at their blogs and see if they’re knowledgeable about the market, if they’re somebody that you would trust. So those are just a few recommended ways to find an agent that you would want to work with.

Of course, what most people do is they drive around. They call off signs if they’re buyers. They call off signs and then whatever real estate agent answers the phone, tries to get him to meet in the office and should take about to show them houses. That’s really a very unscientific way to do it.

So, if you’re looking for an agent, my recommendation is a site like Yelp is probably a very good choice for you. Google, just Google search real estate agents and then ask people that you know. And if you don’t – if you’re looking for a real estate agent in the city or don’t know anybody, that’s fine. You’re probably stuck with internet and using social sites and things like. If an agent has a blog, that’s very good to help you get to know them.

For example, that’s one of the reasons I have a blog. It helps people understand who I am. And sometimes that’s good because they’ll watch a bunch of videos and say, “Hey, you definitely understand what you’re talking about and I want to hire you.” But then I’m sure there are people who watch my videos and say, “I don’t like the guy. I’m going to move on to somebody else.” So – and that’s good either way.

So anyway, I thought I would share my tips for how to find a real estate agent with you. That’s my update for today and hope to see you on another video. Thanks.