Buying or selling a home is an exciting opportunity for some people, and for others, it can be a stressful time. It’s likely that some of you may have even regretted a past experiences with some Toronto real estate agents. We believe that responsible realtors should make an effort to minimize that stress and bring confidence, expertise, and even a little excitement to one of the largest purchases in your life, your new home in Toronto!
Choosing a realtor should be about the best fit for you. You and your realtor should fit as well as peanut butter and jelly, Beyonce and Jay Z, Liberace and sequins. You should have full confidence in your Toronto realtor and their experience as well as feel 100% comfortable working with that person or team. Much like interviewing for a job, you may want to interview various real estate professionals to find the best one, just as they should be interviewing you to make sure what they offer and what you require is a good fit. Not every client fits with every realtor and that relationship should not be forced! Don’t be afraid to ask the tough questions of your real estate professional. They should be representing YOU to the best of their ability, so tough questions and scenarios shouldn’t scare your potential Toronto realtor, it should make their best come out!
- Google, google, google. Find their website and learn your realtors philosophy on who they are, how they work with their clients, how they will work to either sell your home or find you your next home or identify the best investment property for you. Remember, this is about how the realtor can benefit you and meet AND then exceed your needs. It’s not about them and their accolades.
- Ask family and friends. If someone recommends a realtor to you, typically it’s because they have had a good experience. Or the reverse, stay away from a realtor who your trusted contact has had a bad experience with. Find someone your friends or family have loved PLUS who have shown proven results, who you then fit with. Don’t just settle.
- Ask for references. Ask the realtor for the names and contact info of one to three past clients and call them to ask questions. Ask how the experience was. Were the desired results reached? Did the realtor respond quickly to them during the engagement? Would they use them again? It should help you to get a better picture of the realtor you are thinking of working with.
- How many deals do they do a year? Are they devoted to doing real estate full time? 10% of the 40,000+ realtors in Toronto do approximately 90% of the sales and home purchases. Sandy & Rayissa are in that 10%. Where is your agent? It’s important that your realtor be full-time and be committed to success. Otherwise, they will not be able to provide you with the best service possible to get the greatest results. They won’t know the market, they won’t know the neighbourhoods, and they won’t have vital experience to benefit your buying or selling experience to get YOU the best results in your Toronto real estate experience.
It’s not a set science to find the best realtor in the best business and the best for you. But it does take some homework. And that homework will be well worth it. Would you trust the biggest investment of your life to just anyone?
Sandy & Rayissa
Are you ready for Toronto real estate and entering the Toronto housing market? If you’re trying to find a realtor or are searching through MLS listings and are ready to view new homes in downtown Toronto, Toroto West, Etobicoke or Mimico or New Toronto, then contact Sandy & Rayissa today to get started to sell or buy your new homes in Toronto. Be sure to subscribe and read our Sandy & Rayissa Blog to get tips on the Toronto real estate market, new homes MLS listings in Toronto, as well as coverage of local community events and businesses in the neighborhoods of West Toronto including Bloor West, Etobicoke and Mimico. And we’ll even throw in some quirky lifestyle blogs as well. We’d love to work for you! Contact Sandy at 416-697-7093 or firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Rayissa at 416-400-0805 or email@example.com