On finding the best real estate agent for you

Sarasota Crafts Festival & Bring the Parks to YouMy husband wishes he had done things differently when he bought the home we live in. We didn’t know each other back then, and 13 years later, he would like to share his words of caution. These are the three main things he’d change:

On finding the best real estate agent for you

  • He used the listing agent as his buying agent. He really wishes he had made the effort to find a different buying agent to ensure greater transparency.
  • He also wishes he’d made sure the pre-purchase inspection was more thorough. He bought the house “as is,” which means that if you find anything wrong with it after you close, it’s up to you and your wallet to fix it. He ended up having a huge problem with the septic tank, which cost him a lot of money and energy.
  • He really really wishes he’d gotten an insurance quote before the purchase. We live in Florida where home insurance can skyrocket if your house isn’t built to withstand a strong hurricane. Our house is older, so our insurance is higher than we’d like.

On finding the best real estate agent for you

So if you’re in the position he was in, and  you´re in the market to buy or sell your home, now there is a really good tool to find the best real estate agent for you.

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1.- Create a profile on UpNest, enter your preferences and they will filter the best agents for you in your area.

2.- Compare proposals. Within 24 hours you will receive 2-3 rebate & commission quotes.

3.- Hire agents. You can then interview your favorite agents, with absolutely no obligation.

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Finding the best real estate agent for you

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Lorraine C. Ladish

Bilingual and bicultural Latina editor, writer, blogger, online influencer and mom. Founder of Viva Fifty! Published author of 17 books.