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It takes a lot of work to prepare yourself to purchase a new home, but it’s also equally as important to have a Realtor who will help you find the perfect home. On top of helping you through the entire buying process, they can also help you get a reasonable mortgage as well.

Here are some useful tips that you can make note of in order to help you locate the right Realtor:

Be Knowledgeable About Titles

Regardless of what you might think, titles such as Realtor, broker, agent, etc. are not the same thing. A Realtor can be either a broker or agent who is an official member of the National Association of Realtors and who follow a strict code of ethics that involves treating all clients in a fair and honest manner; a broker is someone who is currently continuing their studies and will generally hire an agent to work under them; agents have earned an actual license to sell a property.

Search Online

This is perhaps the easiest way to locate the right Realtor for you; however, you will need to make note of factors such as their overall track record, amount of experience, how many homes they’ve sold, etc. Using those factors will help you make a more informed decision.

Settle for More Than “Good Enough”

Conducting all sorts of additional research will greatly pay off for you in the long run. Even if you come across a Realtor that you feel may be a great fit, there’s always the chance that someone even better may be available. When it comes to “good enough,” never, ever settle for that.

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions

After making it this far, you should never, ever be afraid to ask any and all questions that may be on your mind. These questions can include the following:

*How long have you been a resident of this area?

*How much experience do you have?

*Do you work alone or as part of a team?

*How does your schedule look?

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