How To Select The Right Real Estate Agent In Birmingham MI

Posted by Steph Kaye on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 at 11:47am.

Choose the Best

Whether you want to buy or sell your property you need to find a top tier real estate agent who can help you make the most of the opportunity. We decided to put together some really helpful tips so you can select the best real estate agent in Birmingham Mi.

The first step is making a list of all the real estate agents that service the Birmingham area, there will be a large number to choose from. When you have a list of prospects created you need to refine the list to only show real estate agents that have been serving the area for at least five (5) years however this five years is the minimum number of years. The reason you want to target real estate agents in Birmingham with more than five years experience is to make sure the real estate agent takes this business very seriously. Buying or selling a home is a major financial decision and you need to have complete faith in the commitment of your real estate agent.

Confirm the real estate agent is licensed and has a great reputation in Birmingham. There should be testimonials on the website of the real estate agent you are screening but don’t stop there, when you meet with the agent in person ask them for additional referrals. If the real estate agent did not bring along additional testimonials with them it could be a sign of poor planning and something you need to take seriously.  

When you have a list of the top real estate agents in Birmingham you should find out what is their specialty. There are some agents that are great at selling your conventional home while others focus on luxury properties, you need to match your goals with a real estate agent that caters to that particular niche in the market.

Prior to making any decisions on who to hire you should look at the listing agreement. Some of these listing agreements are very restrictive which limits your selling opportunities. Ask the real estate agent for a listing agreement guarantee, this will show you that the agent is committed but reasonable.  Since we are dealing with real estate you should always get any agreement in writing and signed off by all of the individuals involved, this will reduce the chances of any misunderstandings in the future. Picking the best real estate agent Birmingham has to offer can make a world of difference in your overall real estate experience so be proactive with your due diligence.

If you would like more information on your local real estate market, or are first time home buyer not working with a Realtor and would like to schedule a consultation with a qualified Oakland County and Macomb County Realtor, please complete the Lang Premier Properties contact form to have a real estate agent contact you.

Ben Lang is a Birmingham Realtor specializing in Oakland County Real Estate. Ben is an agent with Max Broock in Birmingham, Michigan. See what past clients have to say about Ben Lang.  Lang Premier Properties looks out for your best interests when you purchase a new custom luxury home. We always recommend working with an experienced luxury real estate agent when buying a new luxury estate.

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