Interviewing Multiple Real Estate Agents [Guide & FAQ’s]

With so many real estate agents out there, it’s hard to choose who to partner with. Many people think that all agents are the same, but that is far from the truth… There is a lot of variety between agents. Each is different in their quality of service, the services they offer, and their costs. As a home buyer or seller, you’ll need to identify what your priorities are so you can find the best real estate agent for you.  At FastExpert, we strongly advise that you interview multiple agents before you commit to one. Ideally, you should interview 4-6…

2020’s Top Real Estate Agent | Monique Walker

Through all of the insanity of 2020, real estate agents everywhere were battling to reach new heights to be deemed the Top Real Estate Agent in America.  Many fought for the title, but only one could be the best – and for 2020, that agent is Monique Walker of Scottsdale, Arizona. She achieved this title by providing exceptional client experience, flexing her expertise in real estate, and buying and selling the most homes of any of our FastExpert agents in 2020. We were able to steal Monique for a short interview to hear about why so many people buy and…

How Do I Buy A Home? | 10 Step Guide

Buying a house is easily one of the most impactful decisions you’ll ever make. It’s nearly impossible to intuitively know how to buy a home. The process can be nerve wracking, tedious, and expensive, but when you land in the right place it all feels worth it.  So, how exactly does someone buy a house? To put it simply, first set your own parameters like location and budget. Then connect with a real estate agent and start looking for houses. When you’ve found a home you like, make an offer to the homeowner. follow up with a bank to work…

What Makes A Great Buyer’s Agent?

With so many competitors out there, lots of people like you are asking “How do I become a top buyer’s agent?” While there is no one right answer, there are a lot of things you can do to get better and edge ahead of your competitors like being professional, knowledgeable, and an expert negotiator.  As a buyer’s agent, you know that you serve a critical role on behalf of your clients. When people buy or sell a home, they don’t usually have enough knowledge of local markets or the homes that are available for sale. They will hire a licensed…

The Best Real Estate Agents for 2021

To find the best realtors for 2021, we looked to the top realtors from 2020  These agents were agile and intelligent experts who could keep up with the rapidly changing market around them.  In February 2020, COVID-19 rattled the real estate market and the economy as a whole. This provided home buyers and sellers with unique opportunities and challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In the storm of change, many real estate agents found it hard to adjust to new requirements, but some were able to push through and continue to provide their clients with the best possible experience.  We compiled…

What Millennials Look for When Buying a Home

You probably hear a lot about millennials and how their approach to many things is different than in generations past, partly because they are the first generation to grow up with personal computers and the internet. This has shaped a lot of their expectations and wants when it comes to how they live their lives, including what they look for in the home they choose to live in. In the US right now millennials make up the largest group of people who are searching for a house. However, in large part, the real estate market has not adjusted to this…

How an Agent Can Help When Buying Your First Home

Buying your own house is a huge milestone, and it is possibly the biggest and most important (not to mention expensive) purchase of your life. It is exciting, being on your own, and being able to afford a place that you can call your own. But as exciting as it is, the whole process of finding and buying a home can be very exhausting, especially if it is your first time. Hiring a real estate agent is an investment that saves you so much time, money, and effort. Whether you’re buying a starter home, looking for a retirement home, hoping…

How to Buy a House before Selling Your Current House

Every day someone buys and someone sells a house. After all, that’s what the real estate industry is based on. In our previous blog, we hinted that you shouldn’t sell your house before having eyes on another one, but that was for when you’re going through a tough time. But what about under normal circumstances? Is buying a house before selling your own a good idea? Well, there is no definitive answer to this. There are a number of obstacles that prevent home buyers from buying a new home before selling, the most prevalent of them being monetary problems. If…