Who You Hire Matters
Thinking of buying a home, selling or investing in real estate? Too often people make property decisions without having the right adviser on their side. An experienced real estate agent will ensure a smooth and profitable transaction that delivers on your needs and budget.
It’s important the adviser has a balance of enthusiasm and experience. After all, it takes hours of hard work, dedication, expertise and connections to bring about a successful deal.
Here in Las Vegas, there are a plethora of agencies to choose from, and everyone knows three or four agents. So, how do you choose which one is best for you? And most importantly why should you consider hiring us to help you with your real estate needs.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when making a final decision:
1. Hire someone ethical and honest.
It goes without saying your real estate adviser should always have your best interests in mind. It is important to ensure that the agent promotes his clients’ interests while treating all parties honestly.
Be sure to check each agent’s credentials and reputation. You want an adviser you can trust to be truthful and upfront throughout the entire sales or purchase process, even if the outcome isn’t what you want to hear.
I believe in transparency and want to be viewed as a trusted business adviser in the marketplace. There’s no excuse for not being extremely trustworthy and straightforward, traits that are profoundly valuable. Clients have referred to me as “honest and truthful,” and I value those recommendations highly.
2. Review an adviser’s marketing.
A real estate adviser should do more than just list a property. It’s critical that a consultant must be tech savvy. Look for the tools he uses, and ID his digital presence. Can he create a virtual tour? Explore his skills at promoting his properties and evaluate the degree of impact.
My technology and marketing experience put me ahead of other realtors in promoting listed houses to the most targeted audience.
3. Look for investment experience.
A real estate consultant with investment experience has an additional level of knowledge. In addition to in-depth knowledge of the geographic and demographic marketplace, this adviser knows to look at potential economic growth factors within the local area. He can direct buyers to areas where home values are likely to increase.
This agent is more likely to have a broad set of connections who can direct potential local and international buyers his way. He also has a need to be familiar with alternate financing options some other agents might ignore.
I know how to analyze deals, bring buyers together with sellers, and be innovative with transactions.
4. Ask questions.
Take the time to ask a real estate consultant questions. Find out how he communicates, markets properties handles issues, negotiates, and spends his work time. Ask for the hard facts, sale prices, time on market, etc.
5. Look for a subject matter expert.
A professional real estate advisor is a jack-of-all-trades: technology guru, financial analyst, investment expert, and marketing specialist. Check to see that the person you’re choosing possesses those skills.
Having earned a degree in English and Economics from Columbia University in 3.5 years with honors, I've developed and utilized my skill set across a wide range of ventures. Long before I was a real estate agent, I owned and operated a boutique accounting practice where I learned complex business and investment strategies. I partnered with a client and friend to successfully open, build and liquidate an advertising agency. Moreover, my employment at the executive level of a local healthcare company helped me utilize business development skills that I leverage every day as a consultant to bring my clients the best possible purchasing or sales experience.
6. Find a local area specialist.
Each area of the Las Vegas valley is different. Each has unique housing, schools, and community amenities. A realtor who knows one area doesn’t necessarily know the others. Look for an adviser who has knowledge of the area where you specifically want to live.
The advisor should be able to give you a thorough snapshot of the market in your area and surrounding neighborhoods. He should know about schools, transportation, demographics and the type of buyers looking for homes in the area.
As one of the few born and raised Las Vegas natives specializing in residential real estate, this city is in my DNA. I have watched it grow and develop. Our team has represented buyers, sellers and investors throught the greater Las Vegas valley, which positions us to pair you with an agent who is uniquely able to help you acheive your goals. We keep our finger on the pulse of Southern Nevada. We pride ourselves on delivering that value to you.
7. Focus on customer service.
Ask a real estate adviser how often he communicates with buyers and sellers. Is he willing to keep you in the loop in the way you prefer – text, email or phone? Does he handle small details and go the extra mile to resolve issues?
Your consultant should inform you about how he’ll deal with your transaction from start to finish. He won’t pass you off to an assistant and will be in constant communication. Not only that, he’ll be at every meeting and walk-through, even ones with Las Vegas home builders.
I take care of customers 24/7. No question is too small to ask. I handle every detail, from staging and marketing to market analysis and negotiation.