Middle TN has changed in many ways. It is no secret the Nashville MSA has seen massive increases in new construction and development over the last 5+ years. This phenomenon has brought many new people into differing areas of the real estate profession. The largest number of new licenses has overwhelmingly been real estate agents. While everyone has to start somewhere, would you want a doctor to perform surgery for the first time on you?
The scary thing is that many people do not think this way. The most common reason real estate agents are hired is "personal relationships". Hiring the wrong agent can cost you thousands of dollars on a purchase or sale of your home. Understanding the market, contract negotiation, system repairs & life expectancy, lending, legal issues, value, and most importantly, communication & ethics, are just a few of the tools your agent of choice should know and have.
Buying or selling your home can be stressful without the right company by your side. These are just a few questions you should ask your agent and yourself before proceeding:
1: How long have they been a real estate agent?
2: How well do they communicate?
3: Do they have experience working with your type of home?
4: Do they understand your market area?
5: Does their personality mesh with your expectations?
Hiring the right Realtor should be just as an important decision as choosing the right home, doctor, contractor, etc. Call or email us for a free consultation on your real estate needs.