- Knowledge, Skills & Ability (KSA)
Whether it is a real estate buyer or home seller in Vancouver, they all rely upon knowledge, skill and ability of their agent and their decision can be influenced based on his/her advice. In my other article about the agency, we discussed how important it was for a Vancouver Realtor to be fully knowledgeable, skillful and shows extraordinary ability to carry this responsibility.
It is a simple word, but when it comes to real estate it shapes a new meaning. Being competent in any real estate market requires extensive ability and experience in prediction, constant education upgrade, and consistence satisfactory service.
- Negotiation Skills
No matter the shape of the market, Vancouver Realtors whom succeed in negotiation skills, can benefit their clients and work for their best interest as it is promised in a Realtor ethics and fiduciary duties.
When seeking and searching for a Realtor in Vancouver, it is important to investigate and ask question on their ability to negotiate. There are many home sellers who would test their agent and negotiate their commission. This is the best way to test the negotiation ability of an agent.
- Marketing ability
Before committing to an agency relationship with a Realtor in Vancouver, review the past work and success of that agent. Especially for home sellers it is important to know the Realtors ability to market their property extensively and successfully. Marketing and advertisement a s a listing Realtor is an extensive work, constant phone calls and extreme exposure of the seller client property for sale in the eyes of the real estate buyers.
- Tech Savvy
In this day and age, familiarity with technology and IT is relative to every work field. As a Realtor, being familiar and comfortable with the new technology, is a big asset. There are tremendous Apps and channel out there where a Vancouver Realtor can help his or her buyer or seller clients extremely benefit from this technology.
In another terms also, having a strong presence online and ability to navigate all social media, is quite helpful for any Realtor to extend their network and market a house or condo for sale extensively and smartly directly in a focused way.
- Local and global networks
One of the biggest advantage of a successful Vancouver Realtor is a local and global networking. This also includes a tight and trustworthy relationship with other brokerages and agents. As it will help the Realtor to gain first access to many properties that are not visible to public. This is an extreme value for many real estate buyers and sellers as this relationship opens a door of opportunity. In addition, always understand how the Vancouver Realtor you’re about to hire, work with his/her network and how extensive it is. Lucidity at Engel & Völkers in Vancouver, all the Realtors are extremely connected locally and globally working for the best benefit of their clients.
At a first glance it might not be impotent which company the Vancouver Realtor you’re hiring belongs to. But it is important to investigate the reputation and ability of the brokerage in addition to the Realtor’s ability and highlights.
Engel & Völkers Vancouver is an award winning brokerage with top quality and highest performing Realtors. The marketing strategy, the knowledge of the real estate market, and providing extreme value for the clients are on the top priority. The difference of Engel & Völkers is that it does not hire any agent unless they have been proven and performed extraordinary well in the past.