If your interested whatsoever in purchasing a home of any sorts or even just a piece of real estate, then you’re likely to have thought about working with a real estate agent. If not, then its time to get to work.
To help keep things simple so you choose the right real estate representative, we’ve created a list of standards you might want to take into consideration for choosing the right one for you.
Normally these different real estate companies will be able to offer you with a list of their own real estate agents who are experts in their respective markets and have a proven track record. You just want to make sure you don’t blindly choose the first one you come into contact with, you want to interview multiple ones and see which ones you’d best like to work with.
This may sound obvious, but you want to make certain the agent you select is licensed to deal in the trading of real estate. Neglecting to get this checked out can result in all sorts of legal and financial troubles for you, maybe even a massive lawsuit if you deal with a buyer and you’re a seller and possibly even vice versa.
To find out if they are licensed during the interview with the real estate agent, simply ask them where they got their license from. You can even later check the MLS or their brokerage website to see if they are really licensed.
During the listing presentation (or buyer presentation), the realtor is going to go over the things he (or she) will for you of you work together. You want to look for the different ways they are going to use to market your home, the different media they are going to use, how fast its likely going to sell for, how much commission they are going to get etc,. The reason why is because you want to compare it to how the others are going to market your property or help you find one, the way they choose to market or help you find properties is crucial to how fast you sell your home or how fast you find one.
This is what you need to do to find or sell a piece of property.
Now, if you’re interested in getting home insurance for your property, you want to ask your real estate agent where to get in touch with someone who insures your home against potential disasters. Make sure you get all the information you need as there are different types of insurance for different types of insurance. Like I mentioned earlier, you want to get home insurance if it is a home. However, if you’re purchasing a commercial property, then look for that kind of insurance. I would add that for commercial properties or even industrial, the insurance premiums are likely to be astronomically higher in most cases depending on the which kind you purchase. Again, the amount for the insurance coverage depends on a variety of factors. No need to worry though, I’ll go over the main ones below.
1.Location, location, location…
Where your property is located in big factor to take into consideration by insurance companies and how much the premiums are going to cost you. This is because the location will reflect the value of the property, which is the property they are insuring. So, if you’re looking to find out how much insurance is going to be in any local area, just contact a local agent. So, if you live in Florida, you would contact your florida realtor, if you live in surrey, you would contact your surrey realtor. Again, this is really simple to find out, just call and ask.
2.Use of the Property
The use of your property is another factor that insurance companies take into account. Again, this is self-explanatory, and the solution is also simple. See, if you have a property that you’re going to use as an explosive test site for nuclear weapons, the insurance premiums are probably going to be higher than those for a single-family residence in a gated community. The answer to what you’re going to use the property for are ones only you have.
3.Previous Deals & Leverage
Perhaps if you have some leverage with the insurance company meaning you own shares in the company or can bring them loads and loads of business from future deals of yours or people you know, then you may be able to negotiate with them for better terms. If you think you can, contact your local agent and ask if they know someone who works at the insurance company and see if you can get them to help negotiate for you as well. To get in touch with your local agent or realtor simply google your area name followed by real estate agent or something of the sort. So, if you live in Vancouver then you would search Vancouver real estate agent, if you live in new York, you would search new York real estate agent and so on and so forth, this is really simple and it can work.
To wrap this up, get an agent if you want to buy or sell property and work with them to find out, and help negotiate insurance premium prices for you the property you decide to purchase. Hopefully this article made sense and helped you get the information you were looking for. In case it was too much and all you want to know about is home owner insurance, check out the video below.