Broker Selection

Finding the Right Professional Real Estate Broker –

No matter if you are buying a home for the first time, selling your current property or you and your family is moving to a new home in some other state - the help of a licensed, knowledgeable professional real estate agent can remove many of your transaction concerns and most importantly; provide you with an effortless real estate transaction. A professional, licensed agent, will market your current home, help you locate the home of your dreams and provide resourses in making your transition to a new unfamiliar area much easier.

In locating a professional real estate broker, you do not need to look any further than your own home town. Having a well-established brokerage engaged with numerous real estate listings and local sales - this is a great sign. You should speak with some of your potential agent's past customers about the integrity and quality of their service. A sign of a great real estate broker is one that relies on prior clients' referrals, as they will always seek to give the very best in customer service and client satisfaction.

Don’t ever be shy in finding a broker - have appointments to "interview" a potential associate or broker just as a company would interview a prospective employee. Inquire as to their professional training, plans for your marketing, residential real estate experience in the local market and identify the benefits they provide to their clients. Determine how much previous experience they have in the local market, look at the number of listings they have had in the past, and the types of homes they have sold in the last few years. Also, find out how well they know your local area. Ask them about their references, talk to those provided and check them out.

You want to know how knowledgeable your potential agent is regarding your kind of transaction. Talk to them about their process, the financing options currently avaliable, approximate closing costs, and the market conditions locally. Many of the questions asked will depend on your being a buyer or seller of a home. If they know their stuff, answers to your questions will flow effortlessly.

Selling your home? Find out what they plan to do if you list with them. Find out the plans to market your house? Will they provide you with a current marketing analysis to help you determine the best listing price for your property? Will they provide regular updates and assist with your transaction negotiations after you get an offer?

If you move to a different part of the country, is your agent part of a national relocation service that will show your current house to incoming transferees, as they also help you with your new home search?

Will they give you a written guarantee of everything they told you that would be delivered? At CENTURY 21® Lifestyles Realty Bend, for example, backs its listings with the CENTURY 21 LIFESTYLES BEND SELLERS SERVICE PLEDGE and covers everything from furnishing the seller with a detailed marketing plan to the monitoring of pre-settlement closing activities, with deliverables provided throughout the closing process. It also gives the seller the right to terminate the listing if the pledge is not fulfilled.

Your qualified professional real estate broker needs to be able to immediately answer all your real estate questions and give you quality service that is both courteous and responsible. Finding the right professional real estate sales agent for you may take some time and patience, but when you are either purchasing or selling a home, the selection of a dependable agent should be on the top of your list.

You Can Start Your Broker Search To Buy Or Sell With Two Central Oregon Offices To Serve You:

Click Here For: Bend Office Brokers

Click Here For: Sunriver Office Brokers

We service the following cities:

Bend, OR 97708, 97707, 97702, 97701

Christmas Valley, OR 97641

La Pine, OR 97739

Redmond, OR 97759

Sisters, OR 97759

Sunriver, OR 97707

Terrebonne, OR 97760

Tumalo, OR 97701

We service all of the Central Oregon communities and neighborhoods.