Clearwater, Fla. (970 WFLA) - With home sales soaring, the news headlines regarding the housing market are much different now than they were a few years ago. If you’re a seller, you’re in luck. Buyers on the other hand have to look a little harder to find the right fit at the right price. Better Business Bureau wants consumers to be smart in choosing the right real estate agent or Realtor to help you get the best deal.
According to the National Association of Realtors, 40 percent of existing homes sold in the U.S. are here in the South. That’s around two million homes.
So far in 2013, BBB received nearly 400 complaints nationally regarding real estate agents. Some complaints allege their agent was not properly organized or was not able to sell their home in the timeframe discussed. Other complaints allege their agent was rude or uncooperative.
A good Realtor or real estate agent can help you determine how much your home is worth, devise a strategy to market the property, help judge whether prospective buyers are financially qualified to purchase your home and coordinate many of the financial details involved in closing the deal.
When looking for a real estate service provider, BBB advises consumers: