Real estate is a popular investment avenue. A lot of people go for real estate investing. Some people follow real estate as their prime job. So you have real estate brokers, real estate investors, real estate attorneys, and others who work mainly in the real estate industry.
How to find the best real estate broker in the Hudson Valley
by Dino Alexander, CEO and Principal Broker at Alexander Maxwell Realty
However, there are others who don’t follow real estate investing as a profession but still want to invest in real estate (as it is an attractive avenue for investment). In the recent few months after the COVID-19 pandemic, we have noticed a big increase in the number of buyers who are looking for real estate properties in our region. Most of the soon-to-be Hudson Valley residents are from New York City, however many are from out of state and even abroad. For such people, getting the best real estate broker in Hudson Valley can make a big difference between a good deal and a not-so-good one.
So how does one choose a good real estate broker?
The first thing to look for is the reputation of the real estate broker. A real estate broker who has a good reputation would have earned it over a period of time by helping buyers get the property of their choice (and as per their needs), at the same time getting a good price for the property seller. It’s always a good idea to do a little research and note the quality of one’s marketing, branding, photography, and other content. Good real estate brokers invest in branding, marketing, and professional real estate photography because they know that professional marketing is the king when it comes to selling real estate properties.
The best real estate broker will not act just as the salesperson for the seller (from whom the real estate broker is due to receive commission/fee when the deal materializes) but will also pay heed to the needs of the buyer. Also, a good real estate broker will normally have several properties available for sale at any point in time.
Good (best) real estate brokers will generally have a small team of people working in an organized way to get the deal closed between a buyer and a seller (making both parties happy at the same time). Good real estate brokers will group the properties in a way that is easy to understand e.g. group them on the basis of location, grouping them on the basis of price, grouping them on the basis of house types, etc. for the buyer.
A good real estate broker will also offer advice to the seller on the value of small repairs or things that can get help them in getting an even better price for their property. And a good real estate broker will patiently listen to the requirements of the buyers and point them to the properties that best fit their requirements (instead of just showing them the list and asking to choose one).
Checking with friends/family that have previously used the services of a good real estate broker can sometimes help you in getting a good real estate broker fairly quickly.