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The Importance of a Real Estate Agent

Learn About the Importance of Trustworthy Agents and Confidently Navigating the Real Estate Landscape

Why is it important to get a trustworthy real estate agent?

Having a real estate agent is essential, whether you are planning on buying or selling property. A reliable real estate agent knows the market well, does the negotiations, and secures the best offer for you.

If you are looking for Homes For Sale Portland and in need of advice on how to find the best agent for you, we’ve got you covered.

Buyers Have Different Agent Requirements

First-Time Buyers

They require a lot of help as they tend to be more cautious and ask for a lot of information.


They often approach you with a great deal of market knowledge. They value an aggressive approach to helping them locate good investment deals and negotiating skills to help get them the right price.

They highly value a real estate professional who can catch things they may have missed and bring them to their attention before they make an investment mistake.

Out-of-Area Buyers

In a vacation or resort home market, buyers need more support.

Many vacation home markets are in mountains or seaside areas. These are areas that often have strict environmental codes and distinct building regulations. Out-of-area buyers need skilled representation to be sure that they are buying something guaranteed for the future.

Sellers and Real Estate Professionals 

The simplistic look at sellers is that they want to sell their home quickly and at the highest dollar amount possible. It’s also true that sellers are less likely to be overly reliant on their agents for help. They want marketing but know that the Internet has changed the game.

They are more likely these days to want to negotiate commissions and to go with the lower cost with roughly equal marketing options. It is less accurate at higher-end property prices, but it is still a consideration when you’re quoting a full-service commission.

Unfortunately, recent new online “review and referral” websites are creating some misconceptions on the part of consumers. These websites make sellers happy that “their agent sold their home in two days for more than their asking price.”

That’s a rough quote from a TV ad. Professionals know that in this case, the agent either had a secure job in a scorching market or under-priced the home listing. We must help consumers understand what we do and value our services.

Essential Qualities for a Professional Real Estate Agent

Finding an agent you trust who you also enjoy working with can take a bit of work. If you’ve bought or sold real estate in the past, you will know how much agents differ. It would be best if you worked with an agent you trust and will work tirelessly to help with your real estate needs.

There are several personality traits all top agents should have:

  • Honesty
  • Problem Solving
  • Attention to detail
  • Knowledge
  • Resourcefulness
  • Good Listener
  • Confidence in giving references

Have more questions or want professional advice on buying or selling a home?

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