- Mortgage Consultant; The first step in the process of buying a home should be getting a pre-qualification letter from a mortgage lender or mortgage broker that states the amount you are approved for, the type of loan, and how much you plan on putting down on the home. Your mortgage consultant is likely working with many realtors every month and has a good idea which realtors consistently deliver.
- Facebook; Post a question on facebook asking if anyone has recently used a realtor they feel comfortable recommending. Most people love to help and will be quick to respond.
- Co-workers; Ask your employer or your co-workers if they know anyone who has moved recently and can recommend a good realtor to interview. This can be especially effective when taking a new job in a new state.
- Online; In Seattle, most real estate agents will have a profile on Zillow with a brief bio of the agent. Finding an agent online can be risky so it is important to call 2 or 3 realtors and see who listens to you and makes you feel comfortable
You will find many people dont have a good experiance with their agent so it is important to ask around. If someone is confident enough to recommend an agent to you the agent is definitely worth talking to. Seattle’s real estate market is a sellers market due to the high demand and low supply. The most important question to ask your realtor is how they will make your offer stand out from the rest.