5 Attributes All Great Realtors Should Have

5 Attributes All Great Realtors Should Have

  • RJ Patel
  • 05/31/23

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), there are roughly 1.6 million active Realtors in the U.S. as of fall 2022. What’s more, over three million people hold a professional real estate license of some kind. It’s quite clear that the real estate industry (especially North Dallas real estate) is growing and growing, with more and more experts joining the field every year.
But what’s not so clear is how to distinguish between mediocre agents and those with genuinely outstanding talents. The discrepancy between the two can mean the difference between an unsatisfying experience and a successful real estate deal at the end of the day. Below, we’ve detailed the five essential things to look for when searching for a great Realtor. Let’s take a look!

1. An extensive network of professional experts

Your Realtor needs to have deep personal ties with their community. How else will you be confident that you’re getting the best deal on your piece of property or that you’re being exposed to all the best homes on the market? A significant part of your Realtor’s connection to the community is visible in the size of their professional network. A quality real estate agent should have a large support system on their side when you need assistance or a question answered.
Your Realtor should know all the trusted home appraisers, real estate attorneys, lenders, inspectors, contractors, and more in your area. If your agent leaves it up to you to search out these kinds of experts, you may not be receiving the most thorough guidance, and you could miss out on a good deal.

2. Deep insights into the local housing market

The next sign that you’re dealing with a great real estate agent is the depth of their knowledge of the local real estate market. An expert agent should have all the insights into the history of property values, recent home purchases and sales in your area, details on zoning restrictions, and much more. Without an agent on your side who knows all these particular data points, you could be making decisions on the market that aren’t in your best interests.
For instance, knowing as much as you can about the average length of time that homes stay on the market can help you better plan your selling or buying strategy and organize your schedule. Make sure your agent can provide you with all the information about the North Dallas housing market at the drop of a hat.

3. A “people person” mindset

At the outset of any real estate endeavor, whether buying or selling, it’s essential to know that you might spend upwards of several months with your agent and their team. Everyone wants to have a fruitful and successful deal with their agent, so it’s key that you cultivate an open and honest professional relationship with your Realtor as early as possible.
Meet with several agents and compare how you get along with them. Try to meet with them in a couple of different environments, whether at their office, over a cup of coffee, or at lunch. They should be open and listen to the specific goals that you want to achieve. At the very least, ensure that you’ll be happy working with this person over the long term. A quality Realtor will make you feel welcome at all times and be receptive to any sudden changes in your priorities.

4. Highly motivated and action-oriented

The world of luxury real estate is one that’s populated with the crème de la crème of expert agents. It takes a lot of drive and enthusiasm for these kinds of Realtors to reach the heights of the industry. As such, your agent should be highly motivated to achieve success. They should maintain a consistent work schedule that’s still flexible enough to accommodate their clients’ personal situations to some degree.
Great Realtors should be action-oriented as well. That means they’re constantly driving toward the end goal of winning you the best outcome for your real estate deal with minimal delays. All great real estate agents will want to help you buy or sell your property as quickly and stress-free as possible. In addition, they will have the skills to sidestep some of the common pitfalls that less experienced Realtors might be blindsided by.

5. Attentive to the little details

Attention to detail is an attribute that links all of the most successful Realtors. Of course, even the smallest detail can make a significant difference in the success of a luxury property purchase or sale. The process of making an offer, drafting a comprehensive contract, negotiating back and forth with the other party, receiving a proper inspection and appraisal, and finally closing on a deal is a complicated one. This is especially true in the world of luxury real estate.
Your Realtor should make you feel confident that they’re covering all your bases from day one. What’s more, they should be able to protect you from any long-term delays that beset less experienced agents. Your agent will have the know-how to investigate your concerns, answer your questions, and tackle any potential problems head-on (no matter how small).

Get in touch with a local real estate agent today

At the end of the day, your real estate team should keep your priorities at the top of their mind throughout the entire process of buying or selling a home while working actively to achieve those goals in a speedy and efficient manner. They should be laser-focused on end results and your overall success.
If you have any questions about the North Dallas real estate market, or if you’d like to learn more about homes for sale in North Dallas, reach out to an expert agent today! Contact trusted Realtor® Rajin Patel for more information or to get started on your real estate journey. Rajin promises exceptional service and dedication to your goals. Reach out today!

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About The Author

If you're familiar with the DFW real estate market, chances are you've heard Rajin Patel’s name a time or two. His career has been a long one, with recent successes. He's also recognized as one of the reputable Realtors® involved with residential sales.

His clients include top business and civic leaders, whether in life sciences, e-commerce, academia, medicine, or finance. Rajin says. "They expect me to anticipate problems before they happen and fix them in order to create a seamless transaction."

Rajin takes great pride in the fact that his success stems in large part from positive referrals. He works tirelessly to meet his client's needs and be a calming, knowledgeable guide throughout the buying or selling process. "No single transaction is ever as important as a relationship." – Rajin 

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