Everyone can be a real estate agent but not everyone can be a certified Realtor®. There are certain requirements that make you one:
- Having completed a course related to real estate
- Passing the licensing exam
- Activating your license
- Membership to the National Association of Realtors®
- Joining a brokerage
While having your license and NARS membership says that you are a professional in this work sphere, it’s another thing to become the kind clients and colleagues talk highly about.
Here are some of the great qualities that the best Realtors possess:
Excellent communication skills
Real estate transactions can be a stressful experience, especially for those doing this for the first time. Top Scottsdale Realtorsknow this by default and will go out of their way to ensure that their clients are well-informed about what they are getting themselves into.
That said, communication should be a primary skill that will allow them to forge close relationships with their clients. These people should be constantly updated about developments in the home buying or selling process. Should there be any potential concerns or inquiries, they should be ready to assist.
With the many tools for communication out there, a good Realtor should properly relay information through the chosen venue/s agreed upon between them and their client. Some people don’t mind getting calls via mobile phone; others prefer being sent SMS alerts. There are those who can take calls even in the middle of the night. Then there are others who can only be contacted at certain times of the day.
Successful real estate agents don’t wait for clients to call them – they take the initiative to reach out to their clients and provide developments in their respective transactions. If there are potential issues on the rise, they must be on top of the situation even before the client brings these up. If the client calls the agent more often rather than the other way around, then that only means the client is not being attended to well enough.
Communication is not a one-way lane. To communicate effectively, you must learn when to talk and when to listen. This is a tenet emulated by the better Realtors in the business. If a client has doubts or needs clarification regarding anything related to their real estate transaction, a good agent should be able to listen attentively to these. Otherwise, the client will feel left out or neglected because expectations were not met.
Good knowledge of the local area
The best Scottsdale real estate agentsare aware that they are not just selling a home but the lifestyle that comes with it. Deep knowledge of the local area will enable this kind of Realtor to give their client a clear image of how their life will be here. They should know about the nearest schools, access to modern conveniences, basic utilities, job opportunities, present and future developments in the area, public spaces, even dog-friendly parks and dining spots. Armed with this robust information, they will be able to relay to their client those amenities that will matter most to them. That way, the client will be able to decide if the property they’re eyeing is worth the hefty financial investment.
If you need the best Scottsdale Realtor to guide you in your real estate journey, then our team at Aeris House Properties will be ready to assist you. Call us at 602.466.9771 or send us an email at Info(at)AerisHouse(dotted)com.