Read reviews, talk with former clients and get referrals. What former clients have to say about the service they received while working with the agent is a great insight on how the agent handles customers. You want someone who will be diligent about calling you back and will show you the kinds of property you are asking for. Agents, much like artists have portfolios. They should be able to show you houses they have listed and sold. Ask what kind of margins they usually deal with. Find out what the listing price for the property and what it sold for.

Many different agents specialize in several different things, anywhere from upscale homes to short sales on houses that are foreclosing. It is important that the agent you choose be very familiar with the type of property and sale you’re looking for or trying to sell. Just like a lawyer or restaurant, an agent or broker has to be licensed in the state he/she practices real estate in. Your state’s regulatory board can tell you whether or not the person you are working with is licensed and if they have a clean discipline record. The longer an agent has been in business the more experience he/she can offer. It’s not rude to ask how long your agent has been licensed. Your agent should be qualified to give you the service you require. Make sure they have experience buying or selling the type of property you are interested in.

Aside from getting a real estate license agents can be additionally certified. CRS (Certified Residential Specialist): Completed additional training in handling residential real estate. ABR (Accredited Buyer’s Representative): Completed additional education in representing buyers in a transaction. SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist): Completed training aimed at helping buyers and sellers in the 50-plus age range. If the agent uses a capital “R,” that means he’s a member of the National Association of Realtors.

When house shopping it is important that you do your research too. And that means finding the agent who is most qualified to find you the house in the area and price range you desire or to find a buyer to purchase your house at the price you are asking.A good agent knows the market you’re looking into and should be knowledgable about other properties in the same area that have sold around the price you’re asking.Knowledge is power, and knowing what to look for in a real estate agent will give you the power to find your dream home when it comes to Denver Colorado homes for sale.

About PorchLight Real Estate: PorchLight Real Estate Group has the most experienced and knowledgeable Denver real estate agents in Colorado. For more information about homes for sale in Denver CO or specific neighborhood homes please visit www.porchlightgroup.com.

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