The choice of a realtor is something that will have a big impact on your home buying experience. However, if you’re not careful, you can get sucked into a relationship with a realtor as if by default. Perhaps the realtor is a relative or family member. Perhaps it’s just the first person who reached out to you when you initiated your home search process. Or perhaps you just didn’t do much research and now you feel a bit stuck and awkward about switching. Your overall home buying experience will be much more wonderful if you think through the criteria of what you want in a realtor. Here are some of the things that most people want in their realtor.

Good Rapport

If you don’t like your realtor or don’t click with them, it can be hard to work with them. Whether you feel like your realtor doesn’t fully understand your needs, or your brains just work on a different wavelength, or you don’t have the confidence that your realtor has your best interests at heart, your property search experience won’t be as good as it could be. How do you determine whether you’ll click with a realtor before you actually work with them? Simple. Have a conversation. Stop by their office or call them up on the phone and see how the conversation goes. You can judge a lot by this initial meeting, and if the rapport is good, you’ll have the confidence to move forward. A great realtor can even make the house hunting process fun and exciting rather than burdensome and laborious.

Responsive to Messages

Most luxury home buyers don’t realize that this is going to be important until they’re already deep in the home buying process. A new home goes up on the market, or you have an urgent question for your realtor, and you send them a message or call them up, only to hear nothing back. This is absolutely unacceptable. Your realtor should realize that the home buying process is stressful, and the more competitive the market is, the more this is the case. You don’t want to be sitting on your hands or watch a deal slip through your fingers, simply because your realtor wasn’t attentive to incoming messages from you. Here at Ewing Davis Luxury Homes, we pride ourselves on being prompt and attentive to all our clients so that you don’t have to feel undue stress while you’re waiting around for an answer.

Neighborhood Knowledge

It’s important to know that your realtor has a deep and broad knowledge, not just about the housing market, but about the neighborhood you’re considering moving to. You’ll have questions about everything from area schools to local attractions to crime rates, and if your realtor can only offer vague or nonspecific answers, you’ll potentially move into a situation that you don’t like as well as you hoped. Roger Ewing and Lori Davis have made it their priority to focus and specialize in neighborhood knowledge of North Ranch, Sutton Valley, Whitehawk, Crescent Ranch, Lang Ranch, Morrison Ranch, Westlake Village, and Agoura Hills. However, we can guide you expertly in your luxury property purchase anywhere in the Thousand Oaks and Calabasas area.

Search for your ideal property today, and count on Ewing Davis Luxury Homes to offer you all the qualities that will give you a positive and successful experience.