How to Find a Good Realtor

Working with a reputable realtor knowledgeable in your local area is one of the most important factors in ensuring you have an enjoyable experience buying or selling a home. 

While some people want to represent themselves or list their home as “for sale by owner,” having an experienced realtor on your team ensures you’re represented and that you’ll get expert advice when it comes time to buy, sell, or negotiate.

With thousands of new realtors flooding the market each year, finding a good realtor who truly has your best interests in mind may be hard to do. 

That’s why we created a comprehensive guide on finding a good realtor and why Kaya Homes is your go-to choice for expert real estate services in New York.

Look At Their Current Listings

You’ll want to see that your realtor and the broker have plenty of other active listings before you decide to work with them. Active listings mean they are an active realtor that completes multiple transactions each year. 

Choosing a realtor with a track record of successful sales is a strong indicator that they’ll be able to provide you with high-quality services as well.

Use The Power of Referrals

Many realtors get listings and buyers through old-fashioned word-of-mouth referrals. One client who had a positive experience with their realtor two years ago is likely to recommend that same realtor to their friends or family members when they’re ready to buy a home in the future.

Be sure to ask your close friends or family members if they know any realtors in the area to see if it would be a good fit to work with a realtor you discover through word-of-mouth.

Interview Potential Realtors

Choosing a realtor is much like a job interview. You’ll want to ensure the realtor is a good fit for you, just like the realtor needs to decide if it’s a good fit for them.

Below are some of the top questions you should ask a realtor:

  • How long have you been a realtor?
  • How many clients are you currently working with?
  • When was your last sale?
  • What is the area you specialize in?

These questions will give you a good idea of what type of realtor they are and if they have enough relevant experience.

Use Your Resources

Nearly every realtor has an online profile on their broker’s website which may contain reviews from previous clients. Looking for reviews on your realtor shows the experience clients had and whether or not they recommend working with the realtor.

Websites like Zillow or have information on realtors you can tap into when doing your research on potential realtors.

The Bottom Line

Knowing how to find a good realtor is important if you want the best experience buying or selling a home. 

While the process can be challenging initially, finding the right realtor allows you to develop a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship whether you’re a casual homeowner or a savvy real estate investor.

Visit Kaya Homes to see our current listings and why working with us will be the best decision to reach your real estate goals.

Find out why Kaya Homes is the leader in Long Island real estate and are your go-to realtor in the Lynbrook, Oceanside, Malverne, Hewlett, Valley Stream, East Rockaway, Woodmere, Cedarhurst, Hewlett Harbor, and Freeport area.


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