Looking for a realtor is an important first step in the decision to buy or sell a home. We’ve pulled together a list of qualifications every Christian realtor needs to have. Taking the time to search out a realtor who’s right for you will pay off in the long run.
Check Out Their Licensing
Each state has a licensing process for realtors and you should be able to find that information online. The licensing board will have record of disciplinary actions or significant complaints about a realtor.
Choose A Christian Realtor Who Specializes In What You Need
Notice those letters after their name? They represent additional training. Realtors can specialize in residential, commercial, investing, helping people over 50 with buying and selling and so much more. Look for someone who’s skilled in what you need.
Look At Current Listings
How many listings do they have? That gives you a sense of whether or not their business is thriving. Is any of them similar to what you’re looking for? If you’re a buyer, you probably don’t want to buy from one of your realtor’s listing but that lets you know they have experience with the type of real estate your searching for.
Talk With Recent Clients
Ask them how long homes were on the market, what the asking and selling prices were, and those types of details. You’ll also want to find out how easy it was to communicate with the realtor. Was the realtor responsive to phone calls and emails? You’ll want to find someone who communicates quickly and easily.
Knowing how to leverage the internet is a must for a realtor. So much information is available online. A quality realtor will be able to navigate that information with ease. They know what sources are accurate and what sources to ignore. Check out their website and online presence to get a sense of how tech savvy they are.
Dedication, Enthusiasm, Integrity
While a good internet presence is important, it doesn’t replace a good work ethic. Realtors have to work long hours and be prepared to work quickly when needed. Find a Christian realtor who enjoys their work and has a good reputation in the community.
One Final Quality
The final component can be subjective. Once you’ve done the research and interviewed realtors, pick someone you feel good about. This person is going to be helping you through a significant step in your life so you need to have a good feeling when you’re around them.
If you’re looking for a Christian realtor, we’d love to talk with you. Give us a call to set up an appointment.