The real estate business can be a fickle thing. One day a property is hot and the next its not. In real estate you have to know how to work the system. If you dont, the system will work you. How can you make sure you are handling your deal right


1 Hire someone who knows what he or she is doing. Hire someone who is professional, who has been in business for many years. You need someone on your side who can handle the inner workings, whether you are buying or selling. You can not handle this alone. Some clients assume they can. I have seen it happen. If you handle things alone, you will get taken advantage of. It might cost you some money, but hiring a professional will save you money in the long run.

2 Work with someone who has bought and sold more then one house in the last two years. In other words, don’t just deal with a pencil pusher. An agent who has only bought and sold only one house doesn’t have enough experience. These agents will not know how to handle a situation that goes wrong. Do you really want this man or woman to represent your deal You need an agent who will know how to handle any and all situations. These kinds of agents have seen it all and done it all. This is who you want.

3 You need an agent who has other specialists in their back pockets. ┬áSuch as this Prescott Arizona real estate group!When you are buying or selling a home, there are other people involved. You need someone to come out and inspect your home. You need someone to make an appraisal of the property for insurance. Don’t hire someone who has less then 100 reputable contacts. You will need these contacts. These contacts, such as the home inspector and appraiser, will make sure the deal goes through.

4 You also need someone who can handle when the seller backs out. It happens sometimes. The seller decides, for whatever reason, not to sell. A good agent will know how to talk to the seller and find out why.

5 A good agent is also very handy with contracts. Never handle something without a contract. Without everything written down, its just your word against theirs. Do you really want to go through that

6 Hiring a good agent will also save you money. When you think about all the costs that go into buying and selling a home, it all adds up. Handling things yourself will only add to your financial debt.