If you are planning to buy or sell a property in Manatee County, or anywhere in the country for that matter, finding the right professional for you is going to be key for getting the transaction accomplished. After all, you and your realtor are going to be spending time together analyzing pricing and market condition, if you’re selling, or ferreting out the best properties for sale which satisfy your needs and price. You’ll want to work with someone that you are happy to speak with and who suits your own personality. How exactly should you go about making that choice?

A good place to begin is by your understanding what qualities are important to you and what strengths you are seeking. Maybe you want a very relaxed person who can help you reach your decision. Maybe you’d like a tough negotiator with a no-nonsense approach to showing property. Find out by asking how your realtor would handle various situations. No matter what kind of personality suits you best, however, also make sure that the person has experience and/or excellent training in regard to the real estate contract
process and its requirements. Find out how long your realtor has been in the profession and the kinds of properties they have sold, and who most of their customers have been. A waterfront specialist, for instance, won’t necessarily have a good handle on golf course lifestyles and values.

At a time when many properties are on the market, you’re going to want to identify a realtor who compliments your style and your work ethic. Don’t just choose a realtor because their office was close by. Believe me, it’s the difference between a frown and a smile for who knows how long.

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