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3 things you should look for in a real estate agent

3 things you should look for in a real estate agent

Female Real Estate Agent in Front of Sold Home For Sale Sign and House.

When property owners in Illinois get ready to sell their home or find a new one, they often seek the assistance of a Lake Bluff real estate lawyer and a real estate agent. To ensure the buying or selling process goes smoothly, there are a few different qualities buyers and sellers should look for in their real estate agent.


Some real estate transactions go exactly as planned, while others are fraught with delays and other unique situations. Although buyers and sellers cannot initially tell whether or not their transaction will be uneventful, the right agent can help buyers and sellers overcome a potentially difficult situation. For example, a good real estate agent can help a seller recover if a buyer backs out or if a buyer continues to be difficult once a sales contract has been drawn up.

When those buying or selling property start to look for a real estate agent, they should attempt to find one that has experience as well as creative problem-solving skills. This can help buyers and sellers propose solutions, engineer ways to get around obstacles and understand what alternatives are available to them.

Calm resilience

When a real estate transaction does not go as planned and a Lake Bluff real estate lawyer needs to get involved, it can feel like nothing will ever work out. When feelings of discouragement, frustration or depression arise during the buying or selling process, a good real estate agent will know how to calmly deliver bad news alongside constructive suggestions for what should be done next. Those looking for a real estate agent should try to find one that illustrates that they know how to handle difficult situations with confidence and reassurance.

Extensive knowledge  

Although buying or selling a home is a financial transaction, it is also a lifestyle choice. In order for buyers or sellers to gain results that work well for themselves, their family members and their finances, they need an agent that knows how to dig into their psychology, financial constraints, relationship dynamics and life plans. Buyers and sellers should also look for a real estate agent who has a deep understanding of various properties, local real estate market metrics, neighborhoods, standard practices and various real estate contracts.

Those who work with a real estate agent who is creative, resilient and has extensive knowledge of the purchasing and selling process will find that their real estate transaction is more likely to go as planned. During the selection process, buyers and sellers may benefit from reaching out to a Lake Bluff real estate lawyer who can provide them with legal guidance as they make this crucial decision.

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