How to find a real estate agent in Massachusetts
The best way to find the right real estate broker in Massachusetts is to go to the online listing, said Amy Schulze, a realtor and certified financial planner in Worcester.
Real estate agents have the most information, she said.
“They’re the ones who know what you want, and they’re going to tell you the best deal for your property,” she said of real estate agents.
Schulz said the best way for prospective homebuyers to find an agent is to research the properties available online and find out what they charge.
It’s also a good idea to go with an agent who has a history of helping people with real estate problems, said Schulzes mom, Mary Schulzen.
Realty broker Amy Schuler, right, holds a book of her real estate investing experiences with her son, Luke, and daughter, Kristin, who are both licensed in Massachusetts. “
Don’t get any information from a seller who is just trying to sell,” she added.
Realty broker Amy Schuler, right, holds a book of her real estate investing experiences with her son, Luke, and daughter, Kristin, who are both licensed in Massachusetts.
(Amy Schulzer/Courtesy of Amy Schuling) Schulzing said real estate companies often charge higher fees than the minimum for their services, but they have no right to charge you anything more than what the listing requires.
“It’s a good deal for them, so they make more money,” she explained of a seller.
Realtors also charge more for their marketing, which includes having their website and social media profiles shared with prospective buyers.
Schuler said that the best thing to do is to ask questions about the properties, including what type of property it is and what the home is worth, so you can learn more about it.
SchULZ said the most important thing to remember is that real estate is not just about the property itself, but about the people who live in it.
“That’s the most valuable thing you can have in life,” she emphasized.
“The more money you make in real estate and the more you have in your life, the better off you’ll be.”