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How to choose the right Dallas Texas Realtor


Are you searching for a Dallas Texas Realtor but don’t know who you should choose? If so, you’ve come to the right place!

Buying or selling a home can be an adventure for sure but true successfully accomplishing your goals during the Real Estate process all comes down to choosing to first choosing the right agent and this is how you do it.

  • Get a licensed agent working full time. Full service means the agent is working for you whenever you are in need. Full time agents are best prepared to resolve problems that crop up during negotiations and inspections as well as those that occur after the purchase.”How can you possibly advise someone on an offer price when you haven’t seen many of the homes that sold recently? It makes sense that someone who is doing something full time can offer more than someone who is part time or with a partial commitment to this industry. The top firms offer education and national and international networks to promote a property. There are reasons why agents stay with these firms even when the commission splits with discount firms seem better,” says De Groot, who, with her own celebrity-style visage, was recently featured on “Real Estate Confidential,” a behind-the-scenes look at the business of buying and selling real estate. The show runs on E.W. Scripps Co.’s Fine Living Network, a sister network to HGTV.

  • Get an agent with passion, enthusiasm and dedication. This is the agent who goes the extra mile to get the best results, even with the going gets tough.

  • Get an agent with market savvy. Consistent sales in a given neighborhood reveals geographic market smarts that can save money. Knowledge is key.

  • Get an agent who is creative. Look for someone who can write purchase offers that excite a seller and satisfy the buyer.De Groot says a primary concern in today’s market is tighter lending requirements. Buyers need to be schooled in their risks and obligations to lenders.

    An experienced agent will know the right questions to ask and have strong relationships with lenders they trust.

    “The point is to avoid having a client get into trouble. There is a delicate way of speaking about money and it is crucial that a serious talk is had before moving forward,” she said.

    But money isn’t everything.

    “Money is not the only solution to every problem. There are many things a seller can offer to make a hesitant buyer reconsider — time, financing conditions, offering personal property in the deal, making property adjustments that aren’t costly but a time saver for the buyer. Each situation is different. A list of motivators can help sort out options that keep the deal together,” De Groot advised.

  • Get a tech-savvy agent. Most home transactions today begin on the Internet. All eventually get a technology assist.”In this day and age, people expect information the moment that it becomes available. Imagine, for instance, that your dream home comes on the market on a Monday evening. Now imagine that three or four days pass before your agent becomes aware. That gives other buyers just enough time to get their offer in and possibly take away your shot at that perfect home,” De Groot said.

  • Get a team player. A real estate agent with a network of professionals at his disposal can take the screws out of finding a good handyman, insurance agent, mortgage broker, home inspector or a variety of other home buying and owning professionals you will need.Beware.

    “Referrals are many times due to conflicts of interest. Get them to disclose, disclose, disclose their relationships,” she said.

  • Get an agent with a licensed right hand man or woman. You’ll often need someone to talk to when your agent isn’t available. The assistant should have knowledge of the pertinent facts related to your transaction.”A full time agent has more than one client. It is no different than an experienced attorney or doctor. In order to be available for clients every day, an assistant is necessary. For example, a listing appointment could last for three hours and during that time someone could call to discuss an offer on your property. Would you want that call to go unreturned for hours? It is crucial that this kind of call be returned immediately,” De Groot said.

  • Get a well-respected agent. Other agents make deals with agents they respect, trust and with whom they enjoy working.

  • Get the scoop on your agent. Ask to speak to past and present clients and ask to review multiple listing service (MLS) reports of his or her sales.”Everyone understands the value of referrals. The MLS details will show what in fact that agent has sold and when those sales occurred.

  • Get an agent you trust.”It is imperative to select a Realtor who understands you, one that you respect and with whom you feel comfortable sharing your thoughts and concerns. Without a level of trust the client will not experience the full benefits of a full-time Realtor,” De Groot said.

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Growing up in Tarrant County and later moving to Dallas County, Heath is well versed in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. After graduating from Southwest Texas State University, and then receiving his MBA, he wasn’t fulling his passion of remodeling houses and finding the next person to call it home. After remodeling a few house on his own, he decided to take it to the next level and help others find their dream homes to accomplish their goal of calling it home. “I really want to be the Real Estate Professional that remembers the agony of waiting to hear back from buyers or sellers on a sale and ensure communication is fulfilled along the way, the waiting can be torture when you are excited for your next buy or sell”. Dedication, professionalism and the “can do attitude” are all the traits you will find in Heath.


  • Camille - Cornerstone Mortgage Brokers

    This is such a great post! So many buyers fail to see the importance of truly “shopping” for an agent. They make a commission for a reason! Find one that truly enjoys his or her job and knows how to act quickly and creatively in today’s fast-paced sellers’ market.

  • Toby Black

    A real estate mouthpiece is the one who helps you in buying the property. Also, he plays a crucial role in making genuine promotions of our property. His role in spotting the potential buyers and giving you the best return against your possession can never be overlooked. You just need to find a person who has the best engrossment at heart. The estate agent must be dependable. The representative must have a purpose to work and should look for conviction and fidelity. I would say that finding a compassionate estate rep is essential for enhancing the level of apprehension.

  • Sarah Smith

    I really appreciate your advice to find a full-time, licensed agent because they will be able to answer your questions or work around your schedule whenever you need them to. This makes me wonder if there is a real estate agent who understands where to find the best school districts. My husband and I would like to find a home in a quiet residential neighborhood as well.

  • easton

    I like the tip that you gave to choose a realtor who is properly licensed. My wife and I have been talking about finding a realtor to help us if we were to sell our home to live with her parents, and it would be important for us to know that we could find one who we could trust in. If we choose to find a realtor, I will be sure to look for one who is properly licensed.

  • Sam Li

    I like what you said about finding an agent that is market savvy. Real estate agents can accelerate the buying process. If I were to buy a new home, I would make sure to find the best agent to work with.

  • Amy Winters

    Thank you for pointing out that a great real estate agent should have passion and dedication. My husband and I have been thinking of selling our home. It’s good to know that an excellent real estate agent will be passionate about their job.

  • Sandra Patterson

    Thanks for the article about how to choose the best realtor for your needs. My sister has been wanting to move for a while . I think if she found a good realtor then that would be pretty easy!

  • Steele Honda

    Thanks for the tips on how to choose the right real estate agent. I like that you said that you should get an agent who is creative. My husband and I are looking for a house and I think that having an agent that was creative would help us look at houses we might not have considered on our own.

  • Jeff Wilcox

    I like the tip that you gave to choose a realtor who is experienced. My wife and I have been talking about buying a new home. If we do, I will be sure to look for a realtor who is experienced.

  • Jeff Wilcox

    I like the tip that you gave to choose a realtor who has a good amount of experience. My wife and I have been talking about finding a realtor to help us buy a new home. If we do, I will be sure to look for one who has a good amount of experience.

  • Jeff Wilcox

    I like the tip that you gave to ask your friends and family for referrals to help you choose a realtor. My wife and I have been talking about finding a realtor to help us because we want to find a new home that will be close to my work, and it would be important for us to find a reputable realtor soon. If we decide to find a realtor to help us, I will be sure to ask around for referrals to help us choose one.

  • Michaela Hemsley

    I like that you said that it’s smart to get an experienced real estate agent because they will know what questions need to be asked and will have better relationships with lenders. My dad has to move to another state for the new position he got at his company and he is trying to find the right house for him there. I think that it would be smart for him to hire an experienced real estate agent especially since he doesn’t live there so that he can have a better chance of getting the right home for him and so that the process can go more smoothly.

  • Ellie Davis

    I liked that you mentioned you need to consider to get an agent with passion, enthusiasm, and dedication. My brother is thinking about buying his first house, and we are looking for advice. I will let him know about the benefits of hiring a passionated real estate agent to help him find the best house.

  • Sarah Smith

    Thanks for your information about real estate in Texas! I need to get a quality real estate agent. My brother needs to buy a house in the next month.

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