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2016-02-26 10:35:24
5 Things to Look For in a Utah Realtor

Buying or selling a home in Utah can feel overwhelming, particularly when you are just starting the process. The right real estate agent is an essential piece of the puzzle as you look to enter the real estate market. As you interview agents to find one to help with the process, look for one who has these qualities.

1. A Realtor Who Knows the Local Community

Nothing can substitute for finding a realtor who knows your local Utah community. From understanding the intricacies of the different neighborhoods to knowing the local lenders and even the current buying trends, that local knowledge your realtor provides will give you a leg up as you seek to buy or sell a home. If the realtor is not familiar with the area where you are buying or selling, or is from out-of-town or out-of-state, look elsewhere for a realtor.

2. Professional Appearance

Professional appearance, including good grooming, is more important than you might think in a Utah realtor, particularly if you are selling a home. The realtor is going to be interacting with prospective buyers, and if his or her appearance is lacking, that can detract from your home's appeal. Good grooming and a clean, well-kept appearance give your home the professional impression you want.

3. Solid Use of Technology

Technology is essential in the modern real estate landscape. Using online listing services, keeping digital records organized and make the best possible use of texting, mobile and email capabilities will help a real estate agent keep his or her clients informed and connected. As you interview Utah realtors, ask about the ways they use technology to help them in their work.

4. Honesty, Integrity and Tenacity

Honesty, integrity and tenacity are three character traits that all top real estate agents must possess. You do not want to work with an agent who is not open with buyers or sellers about any part of the process. However, you also do not want to work with an agent who will not represent your best interests aggressively. The right combination of these three traits will make the home buying and selling process as smooth as possible.

5. Organization and Attention to Detail

Real Estate Insider Magazine recommends looking for an organized realtor who has a strong attention to detail. When you call a realtor for an interview, watch how organized they are. Do they bring comps in a folder, clearly set out in a logical way? Have they done their due diligence to research your options before your first meeting? Have they dotted every 'i' and crossed every 't?' Small mistakes on paperwork can lead to big delays when you have reached an agreement with a buyer or seller, so you need a Utah realtor who is going to be attentive and organized.

Choosing a Utah realtor requires you to do your due diligence to ensure that the agent will provide proper representation for your needs. By taking the time to find an agent with these five qualities, you will be well prepared for the task ahead of you as you jump into the Utah real estate market.

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