With more than 21,000 Realtors in Minnesota, it can be tough knowing what agent to hire when you’re looking to buy or sell a home. Of course, we’d love for you to hire a RE/MAX Advantage Plus agent and we don’t say that because we’re biased (OK, maybe we are a bit); rather, we say that because we know our agents are the best and will deliver a smooth process with the best possible outcome for you. Not all agents are created equal and there’s more to selling or buying a home than sticking a sign in the yard or searching the internet. In fact, there are several factors you need to consider when hiring a Realtor, and several reasons why RE/MAX Advantage Plus agents are you best option.
First, all RE/MAX Advantage Plus agents are full time real estate professionals.
It’s true that real estate has a very low barrier to entry and takes only 90 hours of education and the ability to pass two tests to qualify. Once someone does that, they pick a broker and they’re off.
But just because someone has their license doesn’t mean they work in real estate full time. Some may have other jobs and do real estate on the side; others may love houses and think of real estate more as a hobby.
Not our agents.
Unlike most real estate brokerages, agents at RE/MAX Advantage Plus are full time real estate professionals whose sole job is to represent their clients. They spend their time networking with other agents, previewing homes, promoting your needs and working to get you the best possible deal. They don’t have to worry about administering their own files or recruiting, which can take precious time away from representing your interests.
Unique to RE/MAX Advantage Plus, if an agent is brand new to the business and hoping to be with our brokerage, they must be part of a team, meaning, they have a full-time experienced agent mentoring them and making sure the newer agent is acting in their clients’ best interest.
What’s more, because they spend 100% of their working time in real estate, they know the market, what is available and, perhaps more important, they know what’s not available but is coming on the market soon. In other words, our agents are dialed and ready to serve you. And with 21 locations throughout the Twin Cities metro area and central and southern Minnesota, you can be sure our agents have their finger on the pulse of the local real estate market.
As you know, real estate is not a traditional 9-5 job. It’s moment to moment, with deals being made or broken in any given moment. So it’s critical your agent is available and accessible, ready to represent you when you need it. RE/MAX Advantage Plus agents are. Can you imagine not being able to reach your agent for hours or even days because they are busy with another job? We can’t either.
When real estate is a full-time job, our agents’ professional focus and attention is on you as their client. Helping you with one of the biggest financial transactions of your life is what drives them; making sure you have a great experience working with them is what motivates them. Our agents know that buying or selling a home is stressful, but when you work with one of them and let them put their knowledge and experience to work for you, they’ll some of that stress off.
Thinking about buying or selling your home? Contact us today to learn more about RE/MAX Advantage Plus and how our agents can help you.