Since I work with Downtown Boston Real Estate Agents everyday on a number of transactions and hear all sorts of things from various people, I thought I’d write a post on selecting a downtown/midtown Boston real estate agent (even if you don’t choose myself, though I hope you’d consider it).
1. Customer Service.
No matter how experienced downtown Boston real estate agent , no matter how much education they have, no matter how good their marketing package is, if they don’t have a customer service focus, don’t pick them. Customer service means picking up the phone or at least calling back within the same day. Customer service means updating the client regularly as the transaction progresses. No downtown Boston real estate agent is worth your time unless they focus on your needs. Truly, downtown Boston real estate is a customer service job, much more than it is a sales occupation.
The downtown Boston real estate industry is constantly changing and it takes a lot of education and awareness to stay up to date with current laws, practices, and industry needs. Education is a primary focus for myself. Look for those Realtor designations and find out what they mean!
As many people have said, there is no substitute for experience. I’ve been a Boston downtown real estate broker since 2000, and I can tell you my clients today are better off than my clients in 2001. Because of the experience I gained by being involved with Boston condos for sale
4. Marketing Ability.
This applies to Boston sellers agents, not Boston buyers agents. If you are looking to sell your Charles River Park condo, an agent’s marketing ability is key. A downtown/midtown Boston real estate agent can have all three things above: great customer service, education, and experience, but they won’t sell your home in a tough market unless their real estate marketing package is truly amazing. I’ve spend a ton of time and money to ensure my listing marketing package is one of the best in Boston.