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A real estate agent is a person who is in the business of selling and renting buildings, land, and housing. A successful real estate agent needs to possess some essential character traits in order to meet the needs of you, their client. Here are just but few of those characteristics:


  1. Honesty


Professional reputation is very important in the real estate agent that you choose. For example, choosing one that has joined the national association of realtors’ shows they are pledging to the strict codes of ethics and standards that have been set for this practice. This goes a long way in showing that one has very high integrity and ethical standards.


  1. Self-Motivation


Your agent should have ample self-motivation. Having an agent who is motivated in finding the perfect home for you will help to relieve some of the stress that you might be dealing with.


  1. Knowledgeable


The Wiseman said that knowledge is power.  Choose an agent that is up to date with the latest when it comes to real estate. This will boost their efficiency to their customers.


  1. Attentive to detail


It is imperative your agents is attentive to details. This entails being attentive to the different and unique needs you might have. Additionally, being well organized, following leads and being attentive to you will ensure that your needs are met and satisfied.


  1. Problem solver


Your agent should be a problem solver. Choose an agent who enjoys coming up with solutions to some of the problems and challenges you face.


  1. Good in communication


Good communication is key. The thing is, the real estate market is very time sensitive and you don’t want to miss out on anything.  Thus your agent should let you know where they currently stand as far as selling or buying is concerned. This will help you to know when it is wise to move onto potential buyers or to the next property.


  1. Good listener


Ensure that your agent give you ample time to explain your case without interruption. As an agent, their duty is to make sure that they understand your needs. Making assumptions as far as your preferences should be concerning. Therefore be sure to ask relevant questions to enable you are choosing the correct agent.


These are just some of the characteristics of a successful real estate agent. Invest the time to choose the correct agent for you.


Marcia L. Smith

Realtor, Financial Coach, Speaker

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