I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and have lived in the Seattle area since the early 2000s.
I’ve been in Seattle for almost 15 years now and have a great deal of experience with realtors and agents.
I bought and sold real estate here for more than a decade, and in the process, built a network of friends, family, and coworkers that I am very grateful to have today.
I’ve worked in the real estate industry for over a decade now and I know how important it is to get a good deal for your home.
If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home, here are some tips to help you do that.
Real Estate 101 is here to help.
If you’re new to real estate, here’s a quick primer to help:1.
Check with local agents to make sure they know your needs and budget.2.
Find an agent who’s familiar with your property.3.
Check out their reviews to make an informed decision about the property.4.
Use their online agent database to see what other agents are recommending.5.
Ask for a quote from an agent that knows the property, the city, and your needs.6.
Find a broker to buy and sell the property to you.7.
Get a quote to make payments.8.
Check the website to see if they have a listing for the property or not.9.
Ask questions about the location, size, and condition of the property in person.10.
Ask if the agent is available during business hours.11.
Check to make certain the agent will be available on weekends and holidays to help set up your appointment.12.
Keep in mind that when the agent shows up at your home, they’re likely to ask to take photos and record your conversation.13.
You can ask questions to your agent, but you may want to take pictures of them as well.14.
Ask to speak to the agent in person, even if you have to take their phone off the speakerphone.15.
If an agent shows you the property for the first time, make sure you’re able to ask them any questions you have.16.
If the agent doesn’t appear to be interested in your property, ask if there are any other properties nearby.17.
Make sure the agent knows you have a good relationship with them, because that can influence your decision to buy.18.
Make an appointment for the appointment if you’re not sure about the agent.19.
Ask your agent if they would like to do an in-person interview if they’re available.20.
Don’t expect to see the agent when you come into your home after hours.21.
Check your phone if you’ve recently received a phone call or text from the agent, and ask if they’ll be available to meet you.22.
Make a list of things to do before you go to your appointment, such as pick up your keys and pack your belongings, or check the refrigerator for snacks.23.
Take photos of the agent and the property at their request.24.
Check their website to make it easier to track them.25.
When the agent comes to your home for an interview, ask them if they can show you their website.26.
You should also ask the agent for a deposit if they aren’t available during the interview.27.
Ask them about their real estate experience, as it may help you make a better decision.28.
You might want to schedule an appointment with an agent before you arrive at your appointment date, or you can schedule a meeting for a few days to set up the appointment.29.
Be sure to make time to chat with your agent during your visit to the property and if they feel comfortable.30.
Remember that realtores are paid by the hour and don’t get paid for the work they do.31.
Be prepared to leave early for the interview if the agents schedule a time when they won’t be available.32.
Don’s realtor advice for buyers: