(Question) How do I choose the right realtor that’s going to be right for me and help me find the right home?
(Answer) In Colorado Springs alone we saw a 28% increase of people getting their real estate license. You’re taking someone who may have been working as a barista in a coffee shop, took a short preparatory course, passed a test, and is now negotiating and advising you through one of the largest investments you’ll ever make in your entire life. I strongly recommend you go through the proper channels of investigating how long they’ve been in the business, their success rate in the business, talk to past clients about their practices. You want to make sure someone is knowledgeable through this process. This is a complex process of day of contract to the day of closing. You’re managing people’s entire lives with move dates, loan qualifications, appraisal deadlines, navigating appraisals and inspections. It’s important you go through the proper navigation of the right person to coach and advise you first. The most common mistake I hear is that “I chose my friend from work” and I felt obligated to use them. This isn’t the time to do that during a big life decision. Choose the right person to advise you properly.