Spoiler alert: it’s not price, it’s quality!

When buying or selling a home, you should never settle for a mediocre Realtor. Moving is no small feat — and no small expense! If you’re investing your time and money in a real estate transaction, you need an agent who will go the extra mile to make the process as smooth and successful as possible for you. Here are five key qualities that you should look for in a top San Francisco real estate agent.

1. Honesty

In the world of real estate, honesty is paramount. You need an agent who will explain every aspect of the buying/selling process in a simple and straightforward manner. They should keep you consistently updated throughout the process so that you know exactly what’s happening (and you can hold them accountable). However, they also need to be savvy enough to make important decisions when needed, and ensure that those decisions provide the maximum benefit for you.

2. Efficiency

Real estate transactions are not an easy process, and the last thing you want is a long, drawn-out ordeal. Pricing and negotiations are crucial, but it’s also important for your Realtor to keep your personal timeline in mind. A top-notch real estate agent will strive to not only obtain the best price, but also do so within an appropriate, efficient timeframe.

3. Prioritizes Your Needs

Do you need to sell your house by a certain date? Is it essential for your next home to have three bedrooms and stay within your budget? Perhaps you’re willing to wait as long as it takes to receive top-dollar for your home? A quality real estate agent will keep your specific needs in mind throughout the process (without needing constant reminding). They respect your unique terms, and they are there to represent you and your terms. They’ll do the legwork so that all you have to do is sign off!

4. Detail-Oriented

They say the devil is in the details, and buying or selling a home is no exception. Your real estate agent needs to be well-versed in all of the nuances of the buying/selling process — from contracts and closing to location and house history. Your agent should have a magnifying glass to every detail so that you end up with the best sale possible or the perfect house to call home.

5. Maximizes Return On Investment (ROI)

Of course, a primary goal for your real estate agent should be to maximize ROI. When selling a home, this means securing the highest possible price for the seller. When it comes to buying a home, it means making the right decision for your investment (both financially and personally). Your agent should ensure that you’re maximizing your dollar while minimizing any stress — both now and in the future.

At Danielle Lazier + Associates we take pride in these qualities. Our agents work tirelessly to save their clients time, stress, and money — but you don’t have to take our word for it. Take a look at our 5-star Yelp reviews to see what home buyers and sellers like Ohnso O. have said about their experience with our agents!

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