Simple No-Brainer Tips on Finding a Broker: The One that will Make You Happy

In a previous post, we looked at some of the regrets that home buyers may have after-the-fact. When you are spending the kind of money you do when purchasing a home, you want to be happy. You want to believe it is the right home. You want to be able to afford it. You want a home that is as close to move-in ready as possible. You want to tell your friends that this was the most pleasant experience you’ve ever had. You want the home that will make you happy.

Is it possible? Statistics suggest otherwise. But the Jones Group @ Sunriver Realty has reviewed those points of regret and compiled a list of no-brainer tips on finding the right home: The one that will make you happy. And it begins with the broker.

How Important is the Broker?

You may not purchase more than one or two homes in your entire life. So you can be forgiven for not understanding some of the finer points of the process, the nuanced details that surround one of the largest purchases you will ever encounter. Unless you are dealing directly with the seller, you will need a broker.

How does an Interested Party find a Broker?

In many instances, you may begin the search by attending open houses in the neighborhood you desire. While about half of the homeowners questioned about their happiness suggested they would have chosen a different neighborhood, the vast majority will still look at the possibilities of where they would live. And when they do, they will attend an open house.

And what Kind of Broker will you find at an Open House?

If it is an open house presented by The Jones Group @ Sunriver Realty, it will be the primary agent. Other realtors will post their part-time agents, many of whom will sell only a couple of homes this year. You may even find someone who has a license to sell real estate but is representing the home as a flipper. You will take a card after your tour and if you call, you may have just taken your first steps toward disappointment.

Why not Open House Brokers?

As I mentioned, brokers at open houses are often part-time. In fact, nationwide, part-time brokers make up about ninety percent of the representatives. Nothing wrong with that except, and this is a big exception: There is a lot of money at stake. Without a doubt, you want as much knowledge and experience on your side, someone who is there to answer your questions, and be connected.

This is the part where I tell you how great we are and how the best no-brainer tip I could give you is to call us. But feel free to shop around. Look at homes other brokerages have sold. Talk with homeowners. We strongly encourage you to comparison shop. That’s how confident we are in our skills and expertise. We will find you the home that makes you happy.

How can we assist you today?


On behalf of The Jones Group @ Sunriver Realty

Nola Horton-Jones, Principal Broker/Realtor | ABR, C-RIS, e-PRO, GREEN, RSPS, CCIM Candidate

Bryce Jones, Broker/Realtor | ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GREEN, GRI, RSPS, SFR

The Jones Group @ Sunriver Realty | 57057 Beaver Drive | Sunriver, OR 97707

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