5 Attributes All Great Realtors Should Have

5 Attributes All Great Realtors Should Have

Once you decide to buy a new home or sell your current home, moving forward in the process can be overwhelming. Buyers and sellers swiftly realize they must stay current with market trends and respond to changes quickly and efficiently. Additionally, every market, including the luxury one, has its own unique nuances. Those who do not deal in real estate often may feel hesitant and unsure of where to start. 

However, there is no need to navigate your next real estate move alone. Whether you are buying or selling, the first and most crucial step is to enlist the service of a trusted and accomplished realtor. According to the National Association of Realtors, 87% of buyers and 90% of sellers worked with a realtor to reach their real estate goals in 2021. Discerning buyers and sellers understand that a realtor can be invaluable as you prepare to enter the market. 

What to look for in a Park City realtor

Whether you are buying or selling a home, choosing the right realtor who will provide the exclusive service and particular results you expect is essential. Although there are competent realtors in every community, not every agent has the necessary experience to navigate luxury markets successfully. Buying and selling luxury real estate requires unique skill sets, exclusive resources, and a strategic plan. 

Railton North + Co is a premier real estate team with dedicated agents committed to helping you reach your personal and financial real estate goals. As you consider entering the market, our team highlights what to look for in a realtor and the service you should expect.

1. Market knowledge and experience

The best real estate agents in Park City are experts in the local market. They have in-depth knowledge of current trends and data. They also understand the nuances of comparable sales within various upscale communities and neighborhoods. Your realtor should be able to answer questions about the market in detail and proactively provide you with relevant information throughout the buying or selling process.

If you are selling, your realtor will create a comparative market analysis to help you understand the local market and to give you a better idea on how you should price your home to get the most out of your investment. Similarly, if you are looking for your next home, your agent will help you determine whether the list price of the home you’re eyeing is reasonable for the neighborhood or area. With the expertise and guidance of an experienced professional, you are more likely to make an informed and savvy decision.

When choosing a realtor to partner with, look for one with a significant luxury portfolio. The more experience an agent has in the luxury sphere, the better positioned they are to help you reach your goals. In addition to market knowledge, your realtor should also provide helpful insights about the local community and area to help you find the home most closely aligned with your lifestyle.            

2. Extensive professional network

Prominent and successful agents spend years cultivating their professional networks and developing a strong presence in their communities and organizations. Because of these extensive and exclusive connections, your realtor is uniquely equipped to provide the results you expect from your next real estate transaction.

Well-connected realtors can increase the exposure of your home and attract more solid and qualified buyers locally and globally. From a buyer's perspective, luxury realtors can access exclusive pocket listings otherwise unavailable to the general public. Regardless of your needs and goals, aim to work with a premier agent whose visibility and credibility in the luxury market set them apart.    

3. Superior marketing and negotiation skills

Choosing a realtor with impressive marketing prowess is paramount if you want to sell your home. Listing a luxury home online with photos and a description is not the only marketing tool a proficient realtor will employ. An accomplished realtor should be able to present you with a detailed and comprehensive marketing strategy, including a variety of mediums and tools to attract promising and reliable leads.

Regardless of whether you are buying or selling, your realtor should also have considerable experience negotiating multi-million dollar deals. Most real estate transactions require one or more rounds of negotiations. Your realtor will advise you throughout this critical part of the process and negotiate on your behalf to garner the best deal for you. Working with a dedicated agent will save you time and stress while satisfying your personal and financial objectives.  

4. Communication and professionalism

Buying or selling a home can be a complex and lengthy process. You want to work with someone who can communicate effectively and consistently to keep you informed as you position yourself to make a significant financial decision. Realtors with excellent communication skills will listen to your needs and concerns while providing expert guidance from list to close.

In addition to exceptional communication skills, your realtor should stand out as a professional and industry leader. You should expect premier agents to be organized, detail-oriented, and expertly prepared for each stage of the buying or selling process. Look for a polished realtor who exudes confidence and is committed to providing a high end client experience.   

5. Personality and relationships

You will work closely with your realtor for an extended period, so it is important to partner with an agent whom you enjoy working with. Look for an agent who is friendly, has a sense of humor, and values you as a client. The best realtors will get to know you and make you feel at ease and confident as you make decisions.

Discerning clients know that working with a realtor often leads to a long-term professional relationship. Top-tier agents also take the time to cultivate meaningful connections with their clients to ensure their needs and preferences are met. The more comfortable you feel working with your realtor, the more likely you will have a productive and pleasant experience.

Partner with a leading Park City real estate agent

When you are ready to work with a distinguished realtor to buy or sell your next home, contact our team at Railton North + Co. Our trusted team has all the necessary skills and qualities to provide you with a client focused experience and results you deserve.

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