What are the top five qualities to look for in a Realtor?
To have a successful transaction it's important that you look for specific things: 1: Experience and a successful track record that can be verified. 2: Knowledge not only of recent sales in a neighborhood, but of the neighborhood’s unique character. 3: Someone who’s developed strong relationships—with Realtors, builders, settlement attorneys and other professionals working in the industry. 4: Honesty. Someone who will tell you the truth—whether it’s in pricing a home or cautioning over-eager purchasers. 5: Someone who appreciates all the emotions that go into buying or selling a home—from the excitement of buying your first condominium, to the sadness of leaving a home you'd lived in for 30+ years. With all the digital marketing tools, buying or selling a home is still, at its core, a very personal event. I love making it easier—and fun—for people going through the process.
A parent, educator and experienced community leader: Karla Silvestre for Board of Education, At-Large