10 Things Your Topsail Realty Experts Should Offer You
If you're looking to buy real estate in Topsail, North Carolina then you deserve to have realty experts working for your best interests. So what does that look like? What does that mean? Who should you call? Let us break it down for you. Here are the top 10 things your Topsail realty company and agents should offer you. Don't settle for anything less!
1. KNOWLEDGE OF THE AREA
Local knowledge of the area you're looking to purchase real estate in is a must-have when it comes to working with a real estate agent and its company at large. No one real estate market is like another, so be sure you're working with someone who has experience in and knowledge of the local real estate market. They should know the intimate details of buying (and selling) in that area and what things you need to know. This is especially important when you're dealing with beach real estate, as special considerations and requirements are often times part and parcel when buying and selling coastal properties in beach locales and regions like Topsail Island and the greater Topsail, North Carolina area.
2. A GOOD TRACK RECORD
A Topsail realty company should have a consistently good track record. Century 21 Action has been providing Topsail Island Real Estate services for more than 50 years in NC, including beach real estate and vacation rentals. We have a well-trained, full-time sales force in the greater Topsail Island area. Our agents are very knowledgeable and have extensive educational training in order to help you make the right decisions. We can help you with any of the following areas: Surf City, Topsail Beach, North Topsail Beach, Holly Ridge, Sneads Ferry, and Hampstead. We service and specialize in coastal real estate in the entire Topsail Island sales area—and we have the good reputation and long-standing record to prove it.
3. HIGH LEVEL OF PROFESSIONALISM
You don't want to trust amateurs with such a big investment like real estate. No way! You definitely want a real estate company and its agents to have a high level of professionalism both with its clients and within the company. Actions speak louder than words as they say, so make sure you are seeing real estate professionalism in practice in your dealings with your agent. If not, don't be afraid to call it quits and search elsewhere. A dedicated, knowledgable and professional real estate agent is worth waiting for. Not sure which qualities, skills and services to look for in a real estate agent? Read this previous post on 10 Things You Should Look for in a Real Estate Agent
4. SOLID REAL ESTATE EXPERIENCE
Refer to #2. This is really important. You want to make sure your Topsail realty experts offer a history of good performance and happy customers. If not, you'll most likely experience dissatisfaction (and more) in your real estate endeavor. You definitely don't need any extraneous distractions to interfere with your home buying or selling goals. Do a little homework, call a few references and past clients, and don't be afraid to ask questions. Being proactive at the start will help prevent regret in the long run. Want to start talking to a Topsail realty expert today? Contact one of our awesome Century 21 Action Topsail agents right here.
5. LOCAL CONNECTIONS
You want to find a realty expert with good local connections to the community. Your real estate agent and company should have a good working relationship with those in the field and extend well beyond. You never know when something will pop up that requires quick action and having a real estate agent with good connections is key to getting things done quickly and efficiently. Solid connections usually indicate a good working relationship with others in general, as well as good communication skills overall, which are all indicative of how well your agent will work and communicate with you in the process.
6. PROMPT COMMUNICATION
We touched on this in #5 but it's worth elaborating upon. You need a Topsail realty expert who has excellent—and timely—communication skills. You don't want to have miscommunications along the way or experience difficulty getting in touch with your agent when you need to. Prompt communication and response times are very necessary in such a process that requires communication among many different parties. Save yourself the frustration of finding out too late and ask how best to get in touch with your real estate agent when you need to. Do they prefer texting? Email? Phone calls? Whatever it is make sure you the primary way to contact them and what other alternative means are available to you to communicate with them.
7. EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE
Customer service is key to any sales relationship. We've all had horrible customer service and it's not a fun experience. You certainly don't want to risk putting such a big life decision and monetary investment in the hands of someone who won't serve you well. Read up on the realty company's reviews on social media, Google, and anywhere you can find an objective source for client reviews and experiences. Do a little homework and take the time to research before you commit to working with someone who may not be the best choice for you or have your primary interests at heart.
8. TECHNOLOGY-FORWARD MARKETING
Technology is a big part of our lives in this day and age, so you certainly want a realty company to be using technology-forward strategies, especially when you're listing your home or property for sale. You want your real estate listing to be viewed by as many potential buyers as possible. Real estate magazines are nice, but they are not going to solely cut it these days. You need to have your listing highly visible and online in many different places and searchable on many different platforms. See if your realty company has a professional looking and working website, a social media presence like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter, etc. Check out their company blog. If you can't find much of an online presence for that company, then you can expect there won't be a big online presence for your listing either.
9. SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE
Yep, social media is king these days when it comes to getting the word out and the sharing of information to be seen (and heard). It's a very effective means of communicating with the general public and generating an interest in your property. Take a few minutes to explore your real estate company's social media presence. Check out how active they are and what they're sharing. You'll get a good feel for their mode of operation in this area and if they are active on social media networks like the ones mentioned in #8. You can check out Century 21 Action Topsail Realty Facebook page here as an example. We also have a separate Topsail Rentals Online Facebook page for our beach vacation rentals.
10. TOP-NOTCH REAL ESTATE AGENTS
A good real estate company is only as good as its agents. They are the representation and implementation of the company's philosophy in real time terms. What you see is what you get, and that holds true to any sales situation. Be sure you're comfortable with the agent you choose, your communication with that agent, and the way your agent handles the situation at hand. If not, then you should consider switching to another agent to help ease any additional stress that may incur. But if you do your homework ahead of time, you'll feel confident with your agent and his abilities before the real negotiations and decision-making moments come up. The rest should be smooth sailing.
These are our top 10 expectations for an expert real estate company and its real estate professionals. Now it's your turn.
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