If you’re looking to invest in real estate, you should make sure you have a good real estate agent by your side. Today, the real estate market is highly competitive and so there are many options to choose from. Here’s how you can narrow down your options and find the right realtor for you.

Looking for a Real Estate Agent: Choose from the Right Niche

Finding the right realtor for you depends on your investing niche. There are many real estate investing niches you can specialize in. You can specialize in property-based investing which focuses on investing in houses, duplexes, commercial buildings, and land. Your niche could be centered around the renters. For example, your niche could be in student housing or Airbnb’s. There is also the option of specializing in the selling side of housing. This means you would be working with situations that would lead people to sell including foreclosures, divorce, or even a fire. Whichever niche you choose to specialize in, make sure your realtor is also within this niche. If they specialize in the same thing you like to invest in, then it will make it easier for you to do business with them.

Rely on Reviews

Reviews are a great resource to get real feedback. People are usually very honest in reviews and they will lay out both the negative and the positive. By relying on reviews, you can have a clearer picture of a realtor that goes beyond just what they tell you. Nearly 80% of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations. Online reviews are usually very numerous and you can get a clear picture if a many of them agree. Be wary of extreme reviews and focus on what the majority are saying.

Looking for a Real Estate Agent: Interview Your Top Choices

While there is an abundance of information available online, the best way to really get to know someone is in person. Once you’ve done a thorough research of different realtors, take the time to get to know them. Listen to their pitch. Ask them questions about how they can meet your needs. This is probably the most important step. The questions you ask are vital to helping you discover which realtor is right for you. If you have concerns, make sure you bring them up. Taking the time to get to know some realtors in person can help you narrow down your options and find the perfect realtor for your situation.

Finding the right realtor is key to succeeding in real estate investment. Look for a realtor within the investing niche that you favor, read over reviews, and take the time to get to know a few realtors in person. Having a good search process will help lead you to a quality realtor.

Want more help with investing in real estate? Become a member of SWFL REIA today!

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The Southwest Florida Real Estate Investment Association is the leading source of SWFL real estate investing events that provide investment education and networking in southwest Florida. We analyze the housing market and foreclosures and provide information, education and networking events in order to build a network and knowledge base for investors and potential investors. Our members include real estate agent, brokers, investors, hedge fund managers, rehabbers, wholesalers and more.

Our SWFL REIA General Meeting is held in Fort Myers where we provide education on hot topics in investing and an opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow investors. You’ll get a chance to ask for advice from successful real estate professionals and even make a few deals on your latest projects.

To become a member, anyone can register as an individual, a couple, or a corporation. Being a member opens the doors for endless networking opportunities, advice from members with decades of experience, new ideas from entrepreneurs, camaraderie with those just beginning, and deals and contracts done in the meeting room. For those interested in Cape Coral rental property investment and/or Fort Myers rental property investment, SWFL REIA will be able to provide a network to help launch a successful investment career.

The SWFL REIA is known and respected as a source of current, actionable and useful information about the housing market in the area that we meet.

We meet twice a month.

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One of the premier sources for real estate investing networking and education is the SWFL REIA. In the real estate world, the SWFL REIA is different in that they do not do information product sales. Their meetings are focusing on the best ways of investing in real estate by collaborating with other property investors who are sharing their experiences.

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