My Title is a website used by people to get connected to local real estate professionals.  Renae Stucki Realtor recently found this site and we wanted to share the 8 qualities they suggest you look for in an agent.

The first quality is Personable.  There’s nothing more frustrating than working with an agent you can’t stand to be around.  You have to be able to tolerate them.  After all, you’re going to be spending a lot of time with them.

The second quality is Licensed…  This may sound self explanatory, or even obvious, but is isn’t.  It’s important to work with an agent who is not only properly licensed but also in good standing.  Don’t be afraid to research your agent.

Third is Tech Savvy.  A tech savvy agent understands the internet and search engines.  98% of consumers start their home search online.  Agents who make effective use of technology in sales are agents you want on your side.

Knowledgeable is number four.  Probably just as important as finding an agent that is licensed is finding an agent who understands their job well.  A good agent will know their way around the paperwork and will know how to negotiate on your behalf.

The fifth quality is Familiarity.  It’s important for your agent to be familiar with the market you’re shopping in.  Whether it be what’s on the market, the differences between neighborhoods or what different builders are offering, having an agent who knows their way around is essential to getting the best possible deal.

Six is Communication.  Although many people take for granted communication is a basic ingredient for any service oriented industry; they can be surprised at how often this fails to be the case.  In real estate, the #1 complaint of customers is the lack or failure of communication.  You need an agent who is willing to communicate with you through the methods you choose.  Email, phone, in person…  The list goes on.  And you need an agent who keeps you in the loop.

The seventh quality is Honesty.  Sometimes you need an agent who will be honest with you and not try to trick you.  You may love the purple carpet, but an honest agent will say, “That carpet will cause problems when you try to sell the house later.  Maybe we should require the seller to replace it before we buy the home.”  A good agent will tell you exactly what’s going on.

The final quality is two words…  Full Time!  You need an agent who is working for you full time.  Not someone selling real estate on the side.  It’s important for the agent to keep business hours, but also be available when you have a question or concern that needs to be addressed.

All of these qualities can be found in one agent in the Southern Utah market.  Renae Stucki.  Call today and let her make all your home buying dreams come true.