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How To Select An Agent

All agents have different
personalities and philosophies . . .

As with other professionals, when you select a real estate agent, demand high standards. Make sure that trust and integrity are not just a spoken claim but granted by
deserved reputation in the community that
the agent serves.
Determine if the agent has established a strong record of consistently fulfilling promises and providing customer satisfaction. Consider the agentís educational training. Is it appropriate? Does it enhance the skills? Request a summary of the agentís experience and review the track record.

Sample Questions:


Do you have references?


Do you have any professional designations?


What recognition levels have you achieved?

Agents all have different personalities and philosophies. Try to select one with a philosophy and personality that you find agreeable and who you can communicate with easily.

Selecting Your Agent

You should have confidence that the person you select will be a trusted advisor. It is imperative that you work
with an agent who you feel has your best interests in mind.

Excellent communication skills are a must. Select an agent that you feel will have the ability to work cooperatively with sellers and other agents during the entire process of purchasing your property.

A good agent can be the foundation of your real estate team. An agent can help you find a home that meets
your needs, negotiate for that home on your behalf, supervise property inspections, and coordinate the closing. Agents often have useful leads for mortgage loans. A good agentís negotiating skills and knowledge of property values can save you thousands of dollars.


About United Country

United Country Real Estate is the largest fully integrated franchise network of conventional real estate and
auction real estate professionals in the United States. Based in Kansas City, Mo., the company has been an innovator in real estate marketing since 1925. United Country supports nearly 675 offices across the U.S. and
in Costa Rica with a unique, comprehensive marketing program that includes one of the largest portfolios of property marketing web sites (more than 1,000 separate sites), seven proprietary real estate catalogs with a cumulative distribution of 1.5 million, an extensive, current buyer database and national advertising of properties to more than 90 million potential buyer prospects a week. United Country has been recognized by Dun and Bradstreetís as the top U.S. real estate franchise, the Wall Street Journal as a top 1
percent franchise and Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500ģ as a top 100 global franchise.

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