You’re looking for a seasoned agent and while he/she doesn’t need decades of experience under their belt, less than a year or two of experience can be concerning.
One noteworthy exception to the previous question is if they’ve lived in the area for a long time. A newly licensed agent shouldn’t be automatically removed from consideration. If they’ve lived in the area their entire life, they likely know more about it than an agent who has been in the business for years but only recently moved to the region. Weigh overall experience against local experience when making your decision.
While some standalone agents are excellent, don’t ignore the value of a team. Working with a team is important. It increases response time and availability. Often, solo-run agents are double-booked when you need their attention, and you may lose that perfect property.
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