Finding a real estate agent can be stressful, especially if you don’t have a lot of experience shopping for homes or commercial properties already. There are a lot of factors that go into making a great real estate agent, and a lot of reasons that a real estate agent might be great for one person but not another. Below we’ve listed several things to consider when looking for realtors in Poway or around the Poway area, whether they be for your first home, an investment property, or a commercial property.
Consider what they work with most often:
If your friend recommends a realtor that helped them find a vacation home recently, but you’re looking for your first home yourself, the best thing to do would be to do your own research on finding the perfect agent that can represent you. First home buyers and vacation home buyers are very different, and their needs are going to look very different as well. Finding a real estate agent that works most often in helping the type of buyer you are, or working with the type of property you’re looking for, can help save you time and stress later on.
While it’s true, you should do your own research when looking for a real estate agent in Poway (as well as any other area), getting referrals on the agent you’re considering is always a good idea, especially with a purchase as big as a piece of property. Getting positive referrals can help you feel better about your ultimate decision, and it can even help steer you in the right direction if you end up choosing a different agent. Any agent would likely be happy to help you collect referrals before you ultimately choose to work with them.
Know your needs
Obviously you’re likely going into your property search with a general idea of the type of property you want (commercial, investment, residential), but it helps to also have a good idea of the specifics beyond that. For example, if you’re shopping for a new residential home, you might want to have a good idea of the style of home you’re looking for, as well as any specific needs that you might have. This will help your agent find the perfect list of potential properties to then present to you for you to choose from, saving both you and your agent valuable time.