Luxury Living Chicago Realty has been working with people who want to rent, sell and buy Chicago real estate for over 10 years.
Clients decide to work with us to find a new Chicago home in several different ways. Sometimes a previous client will refer us to a friend or family member. Other times, a client will find us online and after viewing our website and reading our reviews, they choose to work with our team.
Purchasing a new home takes a lot of work, especially when you are a first time home buyer. There are many steps to take to get ready, but one of the most important things you can do is find the right real estate professional to work with. Whether you are working with Luxury Living Chicago Realty, or vetting a different real estate company, we’ve put together a few pointers on how to find a real estate broker to help you buy your next home.
Here’s how to find a broker for your condo search in Chicago:
Do a Quick Online Search
You will want to work with a broker who specializes in the area you are interested in living. By using Realtor.com and other internet searches you can quickly find helpful information about a broker’s job experience, the number of homes sold, client reviews, etc.
Ask Friends for a Recommendation
According to the National Association of Realtors, 52% of first-time buyers found their broker from a friend or family member.
Ask Lots of Questions
When you are considering which real estate broker to work with it’s important to ask them questions about their experience and how they are going to work for you. Some sample questions to ask:
- How long have you been working in real estate?
- How long have you lived in Chicago?
- How many homes have you sold?
- Do you have a team, or do you work alone?
- What is your schedule?
- How is the best way to reach you?
- Are you going out of town anytime soon?
If you’re thinking about purchasing a home in Chicago, Luxury Living Chicago Realty is a great resource. Click the button below to read our Chicago condo buying guide.