If you’re like most people, and you’ve been thinking about buying a home, I bet you’re searching on sites such as Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com. Am I right?
Those sites contain a lot information, but did you know that there’s a better way to get the most up-to-date information available? That’s right. All you have to do is let me know what you’re looking for and I can set up a search directly in the MLS (Multiple Listing Service). This database is updated almost immediately and you can find out about new homes hitting the market the same time I do.
What’s more? You can ask me about ANY home that’s currently listed and I can give you all the details. No more inquiring through the third party sites (like Zillow) and getting tons of emails, calls, and texts from several agents. Did you know that each time you contact an agent through these sites, you are landing on their contact lists for follow up campaigns? If you do that just two or three times, you will be inundated with messages for weeks to come. But there’s a better way! Just shoot me an email at misty.carrier (at) exprealty (dot) com to let me know what you’re looking for. Trust me when I say that your Inbox and phone will thank me!
So, with all of that being said, how do you find the Realtor that’s right for you?
Many people just end up using the first agent that reaches out to them after a property inquiry has been made. But I suggest that you go in a different direction.
I would recommend
stalking (ahem) visiting other agents social media pages and websites. Check out their feeds and read reviews. Maybe you could meet them for coffee one-on-ones to get a better feel for their personality and experience. Make sure you’re choosing an agent you believe will be a good fit for you. After all, whoever you work with will be your new “best friend” for the duration of your home-buying experience.
If you’re wondering why you need a buyers agent and how much it will cost to hire one, check out this post. http://huntforlafayettehomes.com/what-does-a-buyers-agent-do/
P.S. Since you’re already on my site, I would do myself a huge disservice if I didn’t at least put a little plug for my social media pages… Right? 🙂 You can find me on Facebook at facebook.com/realestatehomework and on Instagram @mistyc76.
If you’d like to grab a coffee, shoot me a text at 337-344-1734, and we can visit. Your favorite drink is on me! Alternatively, I have weekly virtual office hours where we can do a video call if that works better for your schedule.