One of the reasons you have to be willing to put in the time to research a potential real estate agent is because you may be working with them for months or years. If your are trying to sell your home, and it is a buyers market, you may be stuck lowering your price month from month trying to catch a buyers eye. If you want to have the most seamless transaction possible, whether buying or selling, here are a few places you can gather information on the best local realtors provided by Premier One a Real Estate Charleston SC listing website.
Start your search with your mail. Each month you are getting coupon magazines and local periodicals about businesses in your region. The best local realtors know that to stay busy they have to take a proactive stance. Check out these publications, then see if any strike a chord with you. The real estate agent will leave plenty of information in those ads, from their website to social media pages. Go check them out.
Next we take a trip to Facebook, and then go to a few groups on real estate in your county. Better yet, each city has their own rants and raves group, go to that page and see what real estate agents people are talking about. You will find a nice cross-section of the good, the bad, and the ugly concerning a majority of local realtors. Many will even chime in from time to time to offer their knowledge and services to those looking for help.
Take a drive to the Chamber of Commerce in your town, and ask about the local directory. The real estate agents in this directory are held to a higher standard than others, they must excel at what they do, and this is always a plus when you are short on answers as to which realtor to work with. The directory will often have pages where they introduce local businesses, showing all the awards they have acquired in their time with this organization.
The best place of all to gather information on local real estate agents is by word of mouth. Ask your neighbors, coworkers, or friends, if any have associations with others who have just dealt with a local realtor. In many cases you will find more than one person willing to tell you all about the time this person bought a house with an amazing realtor. If a name keeps popping up it might be a great place to start looking.