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Choosing a Realtor in Evergreen/Conifer

Brad Eich - Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Since the return of the real estate market, the number of active agents is on the rise.  According to Mountain Metro Association of Realtors (MMAR), there are currently 232 agents in the region compared to 201 in 2013.  With so many choices in agents and firms, what should you take into consideration when choosing a realtor in the Foothill area?

Realtors in Evergreen and Conifer are interdependent, highly integrated and rely on each other for business.  A well-networked listing agent will oftentimes generate interest in a home even before it comes to market, while a buyer’s agent will hear of new listings and preview or tour homes for their prospective buyer.  Networking agents will get a home sold, so choose one that is well integrated with the Foothill Real Estate community.

Evergreen and Conifer homes differ greatly in price, style and location.  Homes are geographically spread out, with a wide variety of elevations and aspects.  Common home issues in the market include well, septic, survey matters, insurance, appraisals, title work and more.  Furthermore, there is a tremendous amount of liability in buying or selling a home.

Finding an agent that has local knowledge, independent resources, and an awareness of your particular liabilities will help you avoid the potential pitfalls of home ownership and future resale.

Take the time to find an agent who is creative, diverse and well-branded.  There are many brokerages that offer outstanding marketing.  While selecting a well known brokerage firm will certainly help expose your property, it is also important to look at the individual service and marketing that your personal agent will provide.

Transacting a home is a huge undertaking and for many, the largest purchase of their lives.   The process is intimate and can at times become stressful.  An agent who is patient, calm, a good listener, and one who can mediate, negotiate and keep things moving along when up against deadlines is more likely to get you to closing.   Along with negotiating the best price and dealing with the intricacies of a real estate transaction, an agent earns their commission by reducing the stress of the buying and selling process.   A seasoned agent who comes naturally equipped with these skills is more likely to get your home sold.

I often ask people how they feel before they make an offer on a home.   If it doesn’t feel good, don’t buy it.  Trust your instincts and choose the agent who takes the time to listen to your needs and with whom you feel comfortable.  Choose the agent that is knowledgeable, humble and undersells.   Choose the agent you can entrust with what might be the most important transition and financial investment in your life.


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