According to the National Association of Realtors, there are about 2 million active real estate licensees and more than 100,000 real estate firms in the United States. If you are ready to buy a new home, you may be wondering what sets top real estate companies apart when trying to decide who to work with.
Just like you can’t lump home buyers together, you can’t group all real estate companies into one category. However, top real estate companies share common qualities to help buyers find their perfect home and guide them through the buying process.
They Employ Excellent Real Estate Agents
At the heart of top real estate companies are excellent real estate agents. They can negotiate a successful transaction while filling the roles of advocate, analyst, consultant, and marketer (to name a few!).
When choosing a real estate company, look for one where communication is paramount. Buying a home can be a stressful — and exciting — experience. Working with an agent and a company that values excellent communication with prompt follow-up will help ensure that you always know what you should be doing and what they are working on for you. Good communication also involves good listening to make sure you are happy with your experience and that your needs are met.
They Work With Honesty and Integrity
Top real estate companies have core values of honesty and integrity. Being honest doesn’t mean being perfect. Instead, it means being transparent and truthfully communicating about challenges. Companies with integrity will stand by what they say they’ll do and do what’s right no matter the situation.
Top real estate companies with both these qualities build trust with their clients and provide sound advice and answers. Agents who are members of the National Association of Realtors have promised to practice high ethical standards.
They Understand the Local Housing Market
A top-producing real estate company knows the nuances that make the local housing market and pricing strategy unique. Good agents can dig deep into target markets and neighborhoods to uncover population data, trends, property values, and more. They will also understand how these market factors can affect a home investment so they can advise you about your purchase.
They Build Relationships
Top real estate companies work hard to build long-term relationships with their clients. Companies like Sarah Bernard Realty cater to their clients with a full team that provides a high level of support throughout the buying process. They provide their clients with regular communication, reliable information, and the expertise to provide a smooth transaction.
The Sarah Bernard Realty Team is Here for You
As one of the top real estate companies in St. Louis and the surrounding area, we take pride in helping our clients find their perfect home. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation or call (314) 780-9070!