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Tips To Finding The Right Real Estate Agent In California

By Jamie Richardson | June 3, 2020

Buying a house or any property is a big decision. As soon as you make that decision, a bigger one lies ahead of you. Do you want to do this alone, or do you want to find a real estate agent to help you go through the whole process and find the perfect home for you. I must admit that there is a lot of debate going on about which of these two options is the better one and, as you can see if you go here, there are pros and cons to both sides.

Let’s get real here for a second, though. When buying a home in Beverly Hills, do you really want to risk making a mess out of things by doing everything alone, or do you want to leave the hard work to the agent? I definitely know my answer to this question and I can only assume that I know yours as well. That’s settled then, the second big decision is made. You are getting a realtor.

How To Choose The Right Person

You would think that we were done with all the big decisions, huh? I hate to disappoint you, but that’s not the case. The biggest decision is still ahead of you and, once again, it has to do with the agent. After you have decided that you want to work with one, you need to find the right one. The person you choose will be with you during the whole process and he or she will be responsible for getting you the best home and a perfect deal.

Given that there are so many realtors in California, you could say that finding the right one will be easy. When you start searching, you will eat all those words up. The very fact that there are so many people out there who do this job makes your choice that much more difficult. It doesn’t help that they all believe they are the best in business.

Don’t get discouraged immediately. Just because this might be difficult, it doesn’t mean that it is impossible. You just need to put in a little effort into finding the best person for the job. After all, this is your home we are talking about and taking the time to hire the perfect agent is the least you can do. Let me share a few tips to help you find the best real estate agent in California.

Ask For Recommendations

If your circle of people involves at least one person who has bought a home in Beverly Hills, then you should definitely pick their brains. They might have very important and useful information to share, not only regarding the agent, but regarding the whole purchasing process. Let us not get off topic and stick to the agent for now.

When you find someone who has worked with a realtor from that area, the conversation can go two ways. That person will perhaps tell you how happy they were with the services they received from a specific person, so you can put his or her name on your list of prospective agents. On the other hand, the person might complain about working with a particular person and share all the reasons why they weren’t satisfied with the service. In that case, you will know whom to avoid.


Do Some Online Research

This is a rather important step, if not the most important one. Whether you have received a few recommendations or not, you should turn to the Internet as your next source of information. During your research, you can come across a lot of different websites. This will help you complete your list and eventually choose the perfect agent from that list.

Naturally, when you have the list completed, you need to shorten it. This might seem like a paradox, but that’s just how it goes. You create a bigger list and then get informed about all those names from the list and slowly remove one after another, until you are left with the perfect person. There are a couple of important things you need to do in order to shorten the list.

First of all, check out the websites of the agents. You want to work with someone who knows his or her way around technology, because it plays a big role in real estate today. If they want to be found, they will definitely have a website. More importantly, though, you need someone who knows their way around Beverly Hills, which you should be able to determine by looking at the website as well. If not, there is another way, but we’ll get to that later.

After you have narrowed down your list by getting the info from the websites, it’s time to dig a little deeper. See if you can find some online reviews about specific realtors and pay close attention to what people are saying about them. Too many negative reviews should be an immediate reason to get someone off your list.

Make Contact

As I have already said, you should have a list of prospective agents. That doesn’t mean that you should contact all of them. Once you have narrowed down your list and are left with two or three options, it’s time to speak to those people. On most of their websites, such as at and similar, you will find a contact form or a different way of getting in touch.

I have mentioned above that you need someone who knows their way around Beverly Hills and that you should have a way of checking this. Here is your way to check this together with all other things that interest you. When you contact a few people, ask them a lot of questions regarding their qualifications, skills and experience. Once you have gathered all the info you need from your prospective real estate agents, go ahead and choose the one that left the best impression.

Jamie is a 5-year freelance writer who enjoys real estate. He is currently a Realty Biz News Contributor.
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