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How We Find Top Agents in Arizona
U.S. News has partnered with HomeLight to use actual real estate sales data to compare the performance of real estate agents and Realtors ® across the United States. For Phoenix, we analyzed real estate data including, but not limited to: how many properties the real estate agents have worked with, how quickly they’ve sold or bought properties for their clients and how much money they’ve earned or saved their clients.
U.S. News’ Find an Agent tool identifies your individual needs, maps your needs to an advanced real estate database, and then connects you with the most qualified real estate agents for you in Phoenix. Your top real estate agent and Realtor Ⓡ recommendations are unbiased: Agents can’t pay for placement and your matches are based solely on how the agents handled properties like yours in the past. Agents are compared to all other agents in the area on key performance indicators like transaction volume, listings, days on market, sale price to list price ratio, property type expertise, and other relevant data points in their transaction histories. To learn more about HomeLight’s real estate database and algorithm visit How We Identify Top Real Estate Agents.
Where can I find a real estate agent?
Many people looking for a real estate agent rely on referrals from family and friends.
Buying or selling a house is a big decision– both financially and emotionally. Working with an agent who’s been referred to you by someone you trust can help you feel more comfortable with the process.
Plus, you’re going to be spending a lot of time with the agent you choose, so it’s important to work with someone you like.
” People that your friends and family get along with are more likely going to be people you get along with,” says Amanda Jones, a real estate agent with Long & Foster Realtors in Northern Virginia.
While referrals are a good place to start, that doesn’t mean you should hire the first agent you meet. Take the time to interview a few candidates to ensure you find someone who has the professional expertise you need and is a good fit personally.
If you can’t find an agent you like through a referral from someone you know, here are a few other options to consider.
- Drive around your neighborhood. Check out “for sale” signs for names of real estate agents who work in your area.
- Open houses. Attend a couple of open houses and talk to the agent who’s selling the house. You may find someone you click with.
- Online search engines. There are multiple online directories that list real estate
What type of real estate agent do I need?
Before you start looking for an agent, think about the type you need. Some represent the seller. Some represent the buyer. And some do both. Here’s a brief explanation of each.
As you might guess, a buyer’s agent represents the buyer in a real estate transaction. This includes finding listings in the buyer’s price range, scheduling showings, taking the lead when it’s time to make an offer and guiding negotiations with the seller to get the best deal for the buyer. When a contract’s accepted, the agent leads the buyer through the closing process.
Now, here’s where it might get a little confusing. When a seller accepts the buyer’s contract, the agent representing the buyer becomes known as the selling agent since that person is responsible for “selling” the home to the buyer. The terms “selling agent” and “buyer’s agent” are often used interchangeably. But the important thing to remember is the agent continues to represent the buyer’s interests.
On the flip side, the seller’s agent– also known as the listing agent– represents the seller’s interest. A seller’s agent makes recommendations about the sale price of a home, lists the property being sold on the multiple listing service, or MLS, and markets the property. The seller’s agent also schedules open houses and negotiates on the seller’s behalf.
If you use the same agent to sell your existing home and help you buy a new one, your agent acts as the seller’s agent on the sale of your current home and the buyer’s agent on the purchase of your new home.