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What to Look for in a Qualified, Competent Real Estate Agent

Do you remember the old riddle, “What do you call the person who graduated dead last in his/her medical school class?” Answer: DOCTOR! Well, the same is true for real estate agents. Just because someone passed a state licensing examination doesn’t mean they are the best agent to handle your needs. All agents are not the same. Here are a few things to look for in a qualified real estate agent.

First, determine the level of experience they’ve had in practicing real estate. Second, ask them how they helped clients overcome specific problems they encountered in a past transaction. Third, ask them specifically what they will do for you if they represent you. They should have a step-by-step plan of action. Fourth, ask them what marketing strategies they possess that will help you accomplish your real estate goals. Fifth, ask them about their negotiation skills. Most agents are trained to handle transactions and understand the law, but not all of them are trained in effective negotiations.

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About the Author

Brandon Lau grew up in Kailua and currently resides in Honolulu with his wife Andee and children Caylah, Elijah, and David. His eighteen years in real estate led him to become a Partner at ChaneyBrooks Choice Advisors. Over the past 10 years he has developed the team and systems that has created a high level of service and value for his clients.

What differentiates Brandon and his team is his consultative approach to real estate. He advises clients with relevant data and expert insight to help them make the best choices in real estate. Good choices in planning for long term dispositions, negotiating for the best price or knowing when not to pursue an investment are ways his consultative services will give you an advantage in the marketplace. His bottom line is providing service with the utmost integrity and expertise.