Retirement can be a great time of life. You get to relax and do the things you’ve always wanted to do. A lot of people move to a new location when they retire, and if you’re thinking of moving to Colorado and buying a home, you’ll want to find the right real estate agent for your needs. The Atha Team can help, so you can get the house that’s just right for you. But what should you really look for in an agent? Here are some of the things you should consider before you hire someone to help you buy real estate in Montrose.
Experience Really Does Matter in Real Estate
All agents have to start somewhere, but the more experience an agent has, the easier it is for them to help you find what you need. They have knowledge that less-seasoned agents may simply not have, and that means they are more likely to give you the advice and information you need to make an informed decision. Without a good understanding of the market you’re buying into, you could end up making a costly mistake. You can also check out online reviews for your real estate agent via Google and Facebook before making a decision. Your retirement has probably been carefully planned, and the purchase of your retirement home should be, as well.
There are licensing and education requirements for real estate agents in Colorado, but many agents also go above and beyond those basics. These are the kinds of agents you want in your corner, because they are so much more focused on developing and continuing the learning process. That means they will be better focused on helping you, and they will be up-to-date on how to best advocate for you in a real estate transaction. Don’t settle for less than that, especially when you’re buying something as important as your retirement home. Enjoying your later years is a lot easier in the right place, and for the right price.
Choose Someone You “Click” With
While your real estate agent isn’t there to be your friend, many people do develop friendships with their agents over time. They work closely on something very important, and that can help them form a bond. Despite that, though, some people’s personalities simply don’t mesh well. If that’s the case with you and a real estate agent you work with, you may want to choose a different agent. That will reduce your chances of having a conflict with your agent, and in turn that will make your home-buying experience easier and less stressful.
Pick Someone Who Has the Time to Help You
You want an agent who’s in demand for their skills, but you also want one that’s focused on you and what you need. Choose an agent who has time for you, and who schedules clients wisely. You don’t want to miss out on a great house because your agent was too busy to show it to you, and someone else bought it. With the right real estate agent, you’ll be able to retire to Colorado and get a house you’ll love for a long time. The Atha Team would love to represent you for any of your real estate needs.
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Copyright 2018 Keller Williams Colorado West Realty, LLC. If you have a brokerage relationship with another agency, this is not intended as a solicitation. Equal opportunity housing provider. Each office is independently owned and operated. For sale by owner data not included in research findings. Sales data reflects sales from homes not limited to the Atha Team LLC. This information was gathered from Keller Williams, The National Association of Realtor, CoreLogic data analysis firm, Montrose Association of Realtors, and the Mortgage Brokers Association. This data is considered accurate, but is not guaranteed. Copyright Atha Team LLC 2018. All Rights Reserved.