How to choose your DHA Lahore Real Estate Agent
Make sure your agent is online.
Having a web savvy agent is very important today as over 85% of all buyers initially see their homes online. You need a DHA Lahore Real Estate Agent who is up-to-date , educated and trustworthy. Great agents have laptops and often have moved to mobile technology to assist. A real estate agent in today’s world must email, text, and be available to buyers and sellers alike.
See how the agent’s listings come up in searches.
However if you wish to purchase your dream home that is NOT FOR SALE it will not show up on the MLS. When listing in today’s market, all listings from small to big should have professional photos – this is the first sign of a professional real estate agent who understands today’s market.
Interview several agents.
Remember though, agents will tell you what you want to hear. Make sure they are not selling you a dream partnership… you want to hire a realistic real estate agent
Look for signs that the agent is busy.
A hard-working, go-getter of an agent is good. Be careful, sometimes they are too busy. A real estate agent can only effectively work with about a half-dozen buyers and a dozen sellers at any given time to properly give the time needed to a buyer.
It is important that your agent is knowledgeable.
Ask questions about things you have learned through your new-found interest in real estate. If they don’t know more than you – after all, this is her livelihood! – go on to seasoned agent.
How respected is the brokerage/agent.
You want an agent that will network and work cooperatively with other agents. Seasoned agents tend to know the other agents in the area and have good working relationships with them. This tends to transform into good transactions.
Ask, “How will he keep you informed about the progress of my transaction?
How frequently? Using what media? Again, this is not a question with a correct answer, but that one reflects your desires.
Work with a Local Market Expert.
There are real estate agents who specialize in working within a specific community. Even if you have a real estate agent that you like, you might be best served by a real estate agent who knows the area well, and can advise you about any adverse local market conditions that an outsider might not be aware of.
Ask the agent if the real estate agent is a full time agent.
Is this his only job? You should demand a full time agent.
Your agent should be truthful.
Someone that is going to tell you the truth whether you want to hear it or not.
Captain Shahnawaz Bhatti (Retd) is the founder and CEO of Imlaak which is based in DHA Lahore. He has represented a large number of investors in a wide array of real estate transactions. With more then 8 years experience in commercial real estate, marketing and real estate project management, he has a proven track record of guiding national and multi-national clients with their real estate portfolios and asset management. He is also an active real estate blogger and offers free advice through his articles. Imlaak handles real estate transactions valued at well over 9000 million every year. Our specific area of expertise includes strategic planning , transaction management, asset trading, partnerships & venture capitalist with experienced business owners, entrepreneurs, inventors & some proven-concept start-ups. In a very short time, Imlaak has introduced a new vision of professionalism, transparency and hard work in the real estate industry. ‘There is no better time to invest in real estate than today’ Captain S. Bhatti