Choosing a Real Estate Broker

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Determining whether to use a broker when buying or selling your home is an important decision. Ultimately, going through a real estate professional will mean peace of mind, efficiency, security, and most importantly, professional expertise and thoroughness.

Specialized websites and real estate experts will all tell you the same thing: there are five factors to take into account when choosing a real estate broker:

  1. References
  2. Experience
  3. Full-time employment
  4. Availability
  5. Compatibility

Kasakondo can help you find that rare gem in a simple and hassle-free manner. The service to pair you with a broker comes at no additional cost. You’ll have an expert by your side to help you carry out the real estate transaction with tact and confidence.

Here’s how we do it:

1) References:

We only choose the best—all our real estate brokers have an impeccable reputation and career path. We carefully check their references so that you don’t have to.

2) Experience:

All the brokers listed on Kasakondo have impressive professional backgrounds; many have even received awards.

They all have in-depth knowledge of the real estate market in which they operate, and over the years have developed a network of professionals to help you during the process of buying or selling.

3) Full-time employment:

Our brokers demonstrate around-the-clock dedication to their work. They are leading experts in their fields, and satisfying your real estate needs is their only preoccupation. You can rest assured that they will devote their full energy and attention to the sale or purchase of your property.

At Kasakondo, we believe that you deserve help from a professional who has no other interests than to serve you.

4) Availability:

A good broker must be readily available to you, as well as to potential buyers and other brokers.

Everything moves quickly in real estate, so we need to be reactive, make good decisions, and ask the right questions at the right time. Your broker must be able to answer you quickly and should never leave you in the dark for long periods of time. They must be accessible, or at the very least, should check their messages regularly and get back to you within a reasonable delay. If your broker doesn’t call you back within an hour after a call, it might be because they are with another client, which is understandable. If you get a callback within twenty minutes, take that as a very positive sign that should not be ignored. On the other hand, if you must go through the intermediary of a secretary or an assistant to get answers to your questions, you may end up disappointed with your choice in the long run.

(At Kasakondo, all the real estate brokers passed the test with flying colours!)

For the first four points, you can count on Kasakondo—we’ll do all the work for you. For the fifth, here’s our advice:

5) Compatibility:

A good broker is first and foremost someone you can trust!

Buying or selling a property is a very significant moment which can bring up a lot of emotions.

Your broker needs to understand you, and must know how to reassure and advise you. You’ll be collaborating closely with this person during an intense period of your life, therefore it is very important to find someone with whom you have good chemistry.

Brokers are entirely at your service, so if you are not completely satisfied or have doubts about their methods or choices, never hesitate to let them know. As professionals, they will not be offended if you come to them with sincere concerns. If anything, this moment can serve as an opportunity to review your game plan with them, to make sure that they still understand your needs. After all, it’s through discussion that you’ll be able to resolve any grievances and maintain your professional relationship. Let’s be honest, no one is perfect, but by doing our bit, we can always improve an unsatisfactory situation.

With Kasakondo+, you’ll meet a great broker the moment your assistance request is made to our team. Whatever your needs or wherever you are, thanks to our rigorous selection process, choosing a broker has never been easier! ­

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