Working with a Real Estate Agent

Sure you can do your home search yourself. But Why?

With an experienced Dawson Ford Garbee Sales Associate at your side, finding the perfect home is easier, faster and a lot more fun. A good Realtor® can show you more suitable properties, offer valuable advice, and coach you through the entire home buying process. And you’ll save time. Yet many buyers still spend endless hours poring through classified ads, driving all over town, and viewing dozens of unsuitable properties – simply because they haven’t connected with a Realtor®.

Some people think that if they have several agents looking for homes on their behalf, they’ll find a house more quickly. Like most relationships, the buyer-agent relationship thrives on communication, loyalty and trust. By working exclusively with one of our DFG agents, you’ll improve both the process and the results.

Finding the Right Sales Associate For You

Chemistry is important. So are credentials. Above all, you’ll want an experienced agent who has the resources of a leading real estate firm behind him or her – a firm such as Dawson Ford Garbee.

Some helpful hints on finding and working with a Realtor®.

  • Ask friends, family members, neighbors or co-workers for referrals.
  • Trust your intuition.
  • Share with your Sales Associate as much as possible about your lifestyle, tastes, needs and dreams for your home.
  • Focus your search on a few geographic areas. You can do this by using our Map Search Feature found here.

Plus ask her or him some of the following questions:

How well do you know the area(s) that interest me?

An agent who knows the area and/or neighborhood you are interested in is extremely beneficial to you. You can search the MLS database for homes in the neighborhood you are interested in by using our custom map search.

How many other buyers and sellers do you currently represent?

You want an agent who will give you personalized attention, answer your calls quickly and communicate with you often. Keep in mind that busy, experienced agents are sometimes the most efficient. Many of the Dawson Ford Garbee Realtors are experienced local agents. We can help match you with the right agent, call today.

Will you handle all aspects of my transactions or will you delegate some tasks to an Administrative Assistant?

A knowledgeable assistant can be very helpful when you have questions or need immediate attention. Also, administrative assistants can help make sure that your transaction goes smoothly.

Will you give me a list of homes you sold in the last 12 months?

Contact some clients that have worked with the agent and ask them about their experience. The list should contain addresses, property types, names of sellers or buyers, sale date. Ask the agent for testimonials from satisfied customers.

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