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3 Tips to Choosing a Real Estate Agent you can Trust

Choosing a Contra Costa real estate agent is not a decision to take lightly. This is a really big deal! Your real estate agent makes the difference between a stressful, overwhelming experience and one filled with excitement instead. There’s more. The real estate agent you choose to work with could actually be the difference between getting the Alameda Counties home of your dreams and missing out. Clearly, you want to go with the right person. How can you know who you can trust?

Choosing a Real Estate Agent you can Trust

A real estate agent will help you buy a new home and sell your current home. Agents educate their clients about current market conditions, guide them through each step of the process, handle the complicated legal paperwork, go back and forth during negotiations, and make referrals to other professionals, like home inspectors and general contractors. All of this is too important to get wrong! 

Step #1 Find an agent who will represent your interests

You might assume any real estate agent you choose will represent only your interests. But in some cases, real estate agents aren’t legally required to represent solely the buyer or the seller in a transaction. A “dual agent” represents both the buyer and the seller in the same deal. How can you trust them to negotiate on your behalf if he or she makes a higher commision if you buy the house for a higher asking price?

Step #2 Go with your gut

You want an agent you have a good feeling about. This will be more about their personality and the chemistry you feel rather than simple experience in the industry. You’re going to be in regular communication with this person for weeks and even months. You need to like them and feel comfortable with them!

Step #3 Make sure they have support

Is he or she supported by a team? A real estate agent who has support is able to offer a high level of customer service to every customer, even when working with multiple clients at once. The logistics of buying and selling a home are complicated, and it’s easy to miss something or fall short without an entire team of support.

The Frazzano Tse Team is the Real Estate Agents for You

Your decision isn’t a difficult one! Those in Contra Costa and the rest of Alameda Counties can choose the Frazzano Tse Team. Our team is led by Joe Frazzano and Alex Tse. They formed the the Frazzano Tse team in 2004, and we have been ranked #1 in total sales volume for the entire MLS in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties since 2009. When you want your dream home and you want a pleasant experience buying it, you want the Frazzano Tse Team!

We would love to hear from you! Contact us and we’ll get right back in touch. Your dream home is waiting for you, and we can’t wait to help you find it!