Why Experience is Important When Selecting a Real Estate Agent

When you connect with Alexis Hlady to buy or sell real estate in the Edmonton area, know that you’re working with someone who has more than a dozen years of experience.

Why is experience important when selecting a real estate agent? Think of it like selecting a doctor… would you rather go with someone inexperienced or someone who has dealt with a wide range of situations?

You obviously want your real estate experience to turn out good. You want things to go smoothly. Experience is key, then, because having year after year of time spent learning about the Edmonton market means people like Alexis Hlady know what they’re talking about when they’re talking with you.

Over the years, experienced real estate agents come to understand home financing better than newbies do. They have developed relationships with trusted lenders. They’ve learned “trade secrets.” They know where to go to find the most up-to-date data. And, over time, they’ve noticed trends in the market. Experience in the Edmonton real estate market means that an agent has acquired a vast and helpful amount of information over the years, as well as formed relationships with key people who can and will help buyers and sellers through the oftentimes complicated process of buying or selling a home.

Reputation matters in real estate. A reputation is not built in a month. It takes years to develop. Someone who has been a full-time real estate agent in the Edmonton market for more than a dozen years is going to have dealt with many clients, and these are all people who have since become their references. Therefore, should you have any questions about how a certain agent is, you can ask previous clients for their impressions, thoughts and opinions.

Finally, a real estate transaction is one of the biggest “deals” you’ll ever do in life. It typically involves a lot of money. Therefore, it’s best to go with an experienced agent rather than someone just starting out, since you don’t want any newbie “mistakes” made that could adversely affect you and your living/financial situation.