How to find the right real estate agent when you're ready to buy

How to find the right real estate agent when you're ready to buy

Choosing the right real estate agent is an important decision to make  when you’re ready to buy a home.

A good agent can help you navigate the buying process with minimal stress.

A not-so-good agent can stress you and your wallet.

Here's how you should go about finding that perfect real estate agent.

1. Start by asking friends, families, coworkers, and anyone else whose opinion you trust on the matter.

2. Research about online realtors online in your area.

3. Scan through their reviews and their portfolio for information that can help guide your decision.

4. Shortlist at least three different real estate agents who might be up to the task of helping you buy a home.

5. Don’t be afraid of coming off as overly picky — you’re making a huge investment.