How to Choose a Reputable Real Estate Agent


Finding realestate agent is not difficult. They are all over the place,practically begging for your business. Finding a real estate agentyou can trust, and who can cater to your individualized needs, issomething more of a challenge. Need some guidance? Here are somepointers for how to choose a reputable real estate agent:

Word of mouth.Do you know anyone who recently sold or purchased a home? If so,then that’s a great start for finding a real estate agent to workwith. Ask around in your community for recommendations, and you willquickly see which agents and brokerages have the best reputation. Compile a list of prospective agents for your job, using referralsfrom people you can trust.

Choose abrokerage first. If there are a couple of brokerages in yourarea that have been around for a long time and that seem to have agreat reputation, then your best bet is to begin your agent search bychoosing a brokerage first. Once you’ve chosen a brokerage you’recomfortable with, you can simply call the broker/manager, describeyour particular needs, and then ask for the names of the brokerage’stwo or three best agents for the job. From there, you’re just afew interviews away from choosing the professional you most want towork with.

Yourcircumstances. Before you can find the best fit for yoursituation, you need to take some time to figure out exactly what yoursituation is. That means assessing your financial standing (Are youpre-qualified for a loan? How much home can you afford? How muchmoney do you need to get for your home?), deciding what you arelooking for in a home purchase (or sale), and organizing yourschedule and time frame.

Interviewagents. Before you commit to any relationship with an agent, youshould interview all of the candidates on your list, face to face. Compose a list of questions specific to your individual circumstancesbefore you sit down with anyone, and then choose whichever agent youfeel most comfortable with, in regards to knowledge, customerservice, receptiveness, experience, enthusiasm, and resourcefulness.


If you are in need of expert guidance when it comes to any of your real estate needs, then look no further than Jason Aleman from Keller Williams Realty. Jason is a licensed real estate agent in Massachusetts and Rhode Island and is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®. Jason can be reached via phone/text at 508-216-6835 or via email on his website