There are different types of personalities and approaches to real estate out there. As a prospective buyer it is important to find a real estate agent that suits your personality and will provide you with the level of service you are looking for. Buying real estate can be a short or lengthy process so it is important you feel comfortable with a REALTOR® that will support you in what you are looking for. Remember that you have the ability to meet and interview multiple REALTORS® to find the right person for you. You are the client and as a real estate agent, I am working for you.
When choosing a Saskatoon real estate agent you need to know what is important to you and choosing someone with experience should be important to every buyer in the Saskatoon real estate market. While you need to know that you are on the same page as your agent and that your agent understands, appreciates and cares about your needs when you are buying a home, your purchase should be with someone who is competent and knowledgeable about the process. Although many friendships are formed through the client-agent relationship and I have gained many new friends through my career, my primary responsibility and goal is to ensure that you are looked after in your Saskatoon real estate transaction. You may find someone is nice and you think you would like to do business with them but you should base your decision to work with a particular Saskatoon REALTOR® on other things. Knowledge, ability to negotiate, ability to see and understand the good and bad in a property, and willingness to work until the job is done for you are some of the traits you should be looking for.
There are many things that a REALTOR® in Saskatoon will learn over his or her career and the more knowledge your agent has the better you will be looked after. We all start somewhere and some real estate agents in Saskatoon who are new to the business may come from a background in construction or the lending industry so this knowledge can help make up for their lack of experience in the real estate industry but when trusting the largest purchase of your life you should probably be working with an agent whose knowledge covers all areas of the transaction.