It doesn't matter whether you're buying or selling a home when you look to hire a Meridian Idaho Realtor, you want someone with local knowledge, experience, someone who is on top of their game and will serve your interests with integrity to you!
When you demand the best in a Meridian Idaho Real Estate Agent you will need to focus on who has enough experience to be a true professional and been in the business for a minimum of 5-7 years, consistently sells at least 25 properties a year and most importantly has great reviews on Google+, Yelp, the Better Business Bureau, etc. Beware though…… some folks just fall for the agent that is the most popular or sells the most homes in an area. That approach generally will almost always get less that you are hoping for. Every agent only has so much time. Most agents that sell over 40-50 properties a year are spread so thin that they do not have the time to manage all the details of your transaction, keep everything straight even with the help of associate agents as it is impossible to share all the details with your whole team
There are certain additional character traits that your agent should have to take good care of you:
A Great Communicator
The best Meridian Idaho Realtors are great communicators. It's a skill that benefits both buyers and sellers. Your Meridian Idaho Realtor should really listen to you to understand what you're looking for in a new home if you're a buyer, or to learn everything they can about your house if you're a seller. Communication isn't only about listening, though. Your agent should be responsive, and not just when you call or email. A Realtor who is a great communicator will keep you in the loop on what they're doing to find you a house or get yours sold, whether it's networking with other agents, placing ads, checking new listings, or making or answering inquiry calls. Realtor.com advises setting a communication schedule with your agent from the start, so you both agree how often he'll be checking in with updates for you. At least once a week is a reasonable expectation with additional calls or meetings if a significant issue arises.
The Buying Side
When looking for an experienced Realtor, Meridian Idaho buyers want an agent to match them with the right property, but it takes more than simply having access to the most current listings. The best Meridian Idaho Realtors have a thorough knowledge of the market, and that includes neighborhoods, taxes, issues with zoning, and trends in pricing according to Moving.com. As the buyers' agent, your Realtor can answer any questions you have. He should be able to help you find financing to get you prequalified, if you haven't already, and he can help develop a shopping strategy that takes into consideration what you want in a home, what you need, and how much you can afford to spend. Once your Meridian Idaho Realtor has helped you find the ideal house, he'll negotiate on your behalf and will be there all the way through closing, making sure all of the details are taken care of from obtaining inspections and disclosures to following up on repairs and ensuring all the closing paperwork is in order.
The best Meridian Idaho Realtors for sellers do so much more than place a property on the multiple listing service. Main St. says that one of the first things a good listing agent will do is to take a tour of your home and provide a Comparative Market Analysis. To do that, the agent has to be an experienced Realtor in Meridian Idaho who understands home values and knows what's sold in the past few months so he can suggest a realistic price. A good Meridian Idaho Realtor will devise a marketing plan including advertising and scheduling open houses. He will help get your home ready to sell, including advising you on essential home repairs as well as cosmetic ones that will make your house more appealing to buyers. The best Meridian Idaho Realtors negotiate the best possible price for their sellers and don't disappear once an offer has been accepted. They stay until the last paper is signed at closing to ensure no details are overlooked.
Whether you're a buyer or a seller, you'll get the professional, personalized service you need at Stewart Realty. Broker Jeff Stewart and his team are experts in assisting clients in buying and selling real estate in the Boise/Meridian area. When you're looking for the best Meridian Idaho Realtors, call Jeff direct at 208-602-1993.
The team at Stewart Realty knows homes and they know Southwest Idaho real estate. To find out more about real estate in the Boise Region give Jeff Stewart at Stewart Realty a call to set up your personal real estate search, a personal tour of the area and find some great homes that fit your needs and budget.
Jeff Stewart, Broker/Owner 208-602-1993 or firstname.lastname@example.org