Becoming a REALTOR® requires taking and passing the state mandated real estate classes and examinations in addition t which, the State legislature increased the requirement last year for all sales people to become brokers with an additional 24 hours of training and testing. The legislature also increased the requirement for continuing education from 16 hours...
Purchasing a home is one of the largest investments most families will make. Obviously, choosing the right REALTOR® will have a significant impact on how the process plays out.
What are the most important criteria for selecting a REALTOR®? The first and most important factor is TRUST. Was your REALTOR® referred by a friend, colleague or other business professional whom you trust? Sites like Angie’s List have grown in popularity as people become less likely to believe claims made in advertisements and are seeking recommendations from others who have actually used the services of the professional being hired.
Recently, my husband and I decided to have our wills drafted. I had met the one and only attorney that I contacted at an event hosted by Beth Goldsmith, owner of Sold by the Gold at North Eastern Group Realty. Because I know, trust and admire Beth and appreciated the professional manner in which she conducts her business, I was automatically comfortable doing business with an associate of hers. This is natural and common. People like to recommend movies, restaurants, great products and great service providers to others. We have all experienced times when we were less than pleased with the value we received after an expenditure and want to keep others from that same experience.
Trusting your REALTOR® is vitally important because they will be guiding you in the sale of and/or the purchase of your home. These are significant and complicated transactions that require a professional that you can trust to not only be educated and skilled at the process, but to be honest and place your welfare first. The best way to be assured that you can trust your REALTOR® is through the recommendation of someone whose opinion you value.
Also, the greatest thank-you you can give your REALTOR® for the great service they provided is to recommend them to your friends and family!
At North Eastern Group Realty, we are prepared to assist our clients with their significant Fort Wayne real estate decisions. Our corporate commitment is to provide real knowledge, proven experience and professional, quality service. To search all Fort Wayne homes for sale or find a Fort Wayne REALTOR®, visit our website at NorthEasternGroup.com.
North Eastern Group Realty is Fort Wayne’s largest independent real estate company located at 10808 La Cabreah Lane, Fort Wayne, IN 46845.