How to Find a Good Real Estate Agent Without Relying on Luck!
There is something about March and St. Patrick’s Day which makes us start to think that getting things right is a matter of luck. The trouble is that this kind of thinking can be dangerous if you want to buy a home in Santa Barbara. Finding the perfect home and making sure you get it at the best possible price isn’t a matter of luck. You need to have a professional real estate agent on your side who can guide you through all the pitfalls of buying a home. Here are my tips on how to find a good real estate agent without relying on luck:
- Look for an Experienced Professional: The best real estate agents are the ones with the most experience. They work at their job full-time, know the ins and out of the local market, and can offer plenty of home buying tips. I started my career as a real estate agent in 1984 and offer over three decades of experience to my clients.
- Market Knowledge is Key: Your prospective real estate agent must be totally familiar with the local housing market. You want to find someone who knows about local schools, taxes, transportation systems, and local amenities that fit your family’s particular needs. I know every inch of the Santa Barbara and Montecito real estate markets. Whether you are looking for a starter home in a nice community or luxury houses for sale in Montecito, I can help find the home that is just right for you.
- Purchase Follow-Through: Not only must your real estate agent be skilled at helping you find the right home, he or she must also be able to complete the technical parts of the transaction. Montecito realtors need to help clients with details such as making an offer, negotiating a price, financing the home and closing the sale. I have the skills and experience needed to make sure each step of the process is completed so you are able to completely enjoy your new home.
If you’re looking for Montecito homes for sale, thinking about a Santa Barbara relocation, or need house staging tips, contact our Coldwell Banker real estate office today and let us make the whole process easy and stress-free.
May the luck of the Irish be with you…but remember, it takes more than luck to sell your home!
About Barbara Reaume – Barbara Reaume is a professional Santa Barbara realtor for Coldwell Banker, with over thirty years of experience. As one of Montecito’s top realtors, she helps clients buy a home in Santa Barbara, works to locate Montecito homes for sale, finds luxury houses for sale, and provides insights on purchasing land as an investment. Visit the website at http://www.barbarareaume.com to request a complimentary PDF of “12 Questions to Ask Your Santa Barbara Realtor.” “Like” the Facebook page to receive regular updates on Santa Barbara relocation. Call 805-610-5403 for more home buying tips or to request a quick quote.