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Choosing a Real Estate Agent


Selecting a Real Estate Agent


Buying or selling a home is one of the biggest decisions we make in our lives.  Within the decision to buy or sell there are many other decisions that must be made if the process is to be successful.  The role your agent plays in providing you information, explanations, alternatives, and good counseling is a critical one.  You need to be confident that the agent representing you will take the time, has the background, and can tap the resources necessary to provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions.  Not all agents have the resources and backing to get help if they don't have all the answers.  So when you select an agent make sure the company they are associated with has all of the resources to represent you well.

The true value of an agent is not a fancy internet site, although that is an asset we all must have.  Nor  is the true value based on rebates, incentives, discounts or any number of other meaningless promotions. 

The true value of an agent is the agent's willingness to invest the time and effort to completely understand the client's objectives.  The professional agent should offer education, information, counseling, and representation to assure that the client has the ability to make  informed decisions.  Finally, the professional agent must facilitate the transaction through the maze of details to reach a successful conclusion.


Buying and selling is a complex process that requires professional representation.  When selecting an agent,  be as careful as you would be in selecting a surgeon.  As critical as a surgeon can be to your physical health, so too is a real estate agent to your financial health and family happiness.



For more information about how the experience and negotiating skills of the the Claude Braunstein & Associates team can help you buy your new home for the lowest possilbe price or sell your home for the greatest possible price, contact Claude Braunstein  or phone our team at 858 271-7770.  A Coldwell Banker affiliate with over 30 years of experience, Claude and his team will help you find the right home at the right price.  We handle regualr sales, short sales, foreclosures and relocations. Additional information is available on our website , where you can also search the MLS for a suitable home.
Posted on August 16, 2010 16:00:33 by Claude Braunstein & Associates

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