Things to Look Out For When Selecting a Real Estate Agent

Dated: May 31 2023

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Things to Look Out For When Selecting a Real Estate Agent


If you’re looking to kickstart your home buying or selling journey, you need a real estate agent. But with so many to choose from, how do you pick the perfect agent for you? Finding the right agent might seem daunting at first, but there are plenty of ways to figure out what’s most important to you and a potential agent. It’s almost like a game of matchmaker, finding the perfect person to make your buying and selling journey worthwhile.


When looking at potential agents, it’s important to keep these things in mind:

Location: When choosing a real estate agent, one of the most important things to consider is the area they serve. Do they have knowledge about the location you’re looking to buy or sell in? If not, they may not be the right fit for you. 

If you want someone who is highly knowledgeable about the place you’re looking to move to, consider exclusively looking at agents that represent those areas. This will make the process smoother for everyone involved, and get you on the right track to finding your dream home.


Communication: You want to find a real estate agent that will be there to help guide you every step of the way, and will be there when you have questions and need answers quickly. A communicative, responsive real estate agent is important for a hassle-free home buying experience. You want to be able to trust and communicate with your agent, and have them update you on anything and everything you want to know. If an agent is more reserved or doesn’t offer up their contact information, they may not be the best match for getting the job done.


Experience: An agent’s experience in real estate can be valuable depending on the kind of work you want to achieve with them. It can certainly work out if you give a new agent who is just getting started a chance, but if you’re looking for someone with more experience, consider asking them how long they’ve worked in real estate and other questions about their career background.

Keep in mind, experience isn’t just about how many years they’ve been working in real estate, but also about their specialities. Do they have specialized experience in commercial, residential, or industrial real estate? Have they had more experience finding their clients apartments or single-family homes? Finding a real estate agent that specializes in your needs can be beneficial in the long run, and save you both time during the process.


Reviews: Reviews of an agent can be a great representation of who they are and how they serve their clients. Reviews should tell you nearly everything you need to know about a real estate agent, and should help you make the decision of if they are right for you.

It’s important to remember, though, that reviews aren’t everything. Reviews are one-sided and are strictly from a client’s perspective, and some newer agents with less experience may not have many reviews to their names, but it is a good starting point and something to consider when looking at agents.

When choosing an agent, make sure to always ask lots of questions to make sure your needs are being met. Our team of agents have extensive knowledge and experience working in the Central Massachusetts market. Take a look at the bios of our Relentless Century 21 XSELL REALTY agents today!

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Derrick Asante

Derrick has worked with Century 21 XSELL REALTY since 2022. He loves that at XSELL, you are treated as an individual instead of one of many. When you work with Derrick, he will make sure to get the jo....

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