Choosing A Real Estate Agent: Personality Is Important

When choosing a real estate agent to help you sell your home, there is quite a number of things to consider: experience, knowledge of the industry and locale, contacts and network and reputation. Add to that list, personality.

It is difficult to expect a reserved real estate agent to exude exuberance when showing a house. The very things that would have convinced you to buy the house may be understated by the realtor, causing you overlook a potentially lucrative investment.

A good match in a real estate agent should take your personality into consideration as well. An outgoing, flashy client with eclectic tastes is a good match with an equally outgoing, sociable and extroverted real estate agent and vice versa. Sometimes, a reserved client needs a real estate agent who can find the charm and beauty of a property without overstating the obvious.

Despite the differences in personalities and enthusiasm levels, the four below traits need to be a constant in every real estate agent to ensure successful cooperation with clients:


The ultimate reason why you choose a real estate agent in your journey to buy property or sell your home is because they are the experts in the industry. A non-responsive expert is of no help to you if your questions, concerns, and ideas go unattended to. A real estate agent needs to be open to guiding the client through the murky waters of acquiring or getting rid of real estate. This entails being available for meetings, phone calls, and enthusiastically meeting the need of information of the client.

Communication Skills

It is imperative that your real estate agent communicates issues about a pertinent property in a professional, clear, and concise manner. There can be no room for assumptions, guesswork, pre-empting, or speculation. Matters like the price of the piece of real estate, its history, financial obligations and zoning should be communicated in writing, and on professional stationery. Choose a real estate agent who uses simple language instead of jargon. In cases where jargon is completely necessary, the agent should have their in-house legal team at hand to read the fine print simplify it for you. Emails, phone calls, and consultations should be communicated within professional settings like an office.

Willingness to learn

Your preferences may not be easy to achieve or find. Choose a real estate agent who is willing to learn new things that you preferences bring to light. For example, you may want a smart house. A good real estate agent should learn about the technology, find out who is selling of houses of this nature and build a relationship with the relevant person in order to deliver to the client's expectations.

Honesty and Integrity

Choose someone who does not exaggerate the beauty of a house or stand you up when you have a meeting because of a hangover. Such a person cannot be trusted to transact a sale or buy on your behalf because they will misrepresent you and your needs. It may require a little time to understand each other and how you work, but it is time well spent it if it allows you to end up with the kind of property you want.

If you had to choose a realtor with people skills or one with technology skills, opt for the one with people skills. While you can learn how to handle technology and make it work for you, it is not easy to learn how to relate with other people if you struggle with people skills. Important aspects like negotiating the price, repairs, and payment terms hinge on people skills rather than technical skills, and these have a direct impact on the value of your investment.