It's not easy to tell a great agent from a bad one, until it's too late
With over 2,000,000 licensed real estate agents nationwide, everyone knows one. However, not everyone knows a good one...
While an experienced agent can be attributed to a 13%+ increased success rate for homes sold, 13%-15% discounts, and a sales process that is almost one month shorter, why would you ever take your chances working with one that isn't right for you?
The answer lies in something called "information asymmetry," which is a fancy way of saying that parties with more information have better outcomes. However, the information that you need to do your homework is difficult to find. First, there was the Yellow Pages, then there was Yelp!, then Zillow. But none of these solutions truly made it easy to find the information that you need to make decisions about selecting the best representation for the largest transaction of your lifetime.
We built Scout to do all of the homework that you normally would, but to do it a lot faster, and simpler, saving you time, energy, and money.
So, what makes an ideal agent?
Putting aside your ability to connect with them on a personal level, an agents skills are often correlated to their experience and knowledge. Choosing the right one, is like finding the center of a big ven diagram of skills - like the one below.
Your Ideal Agent!
Neighborhood & Location
Home Type &
So, as you might imagine, trying to find out all of the information about their experience in a neighborhood, with the type of home, and that price range, and understanding their experience with transactions similar to yours, is going to be the best way to find success with your agent.
At Scout, we've built software to search transaction records for ALL AGENTS, and then run searches to find the one right in the center of that diagram, that's RIGHT FOR YOU. And we do it totally free of charge.
How do I know they're right for me?
So, now we get to the part where you have to "click" with your agent. Well, we've made that easy too. Instead of fielding 10+ phone calls, we'll help with scheduling and make it even easier to help you decide which one is right, with our list of interview questions.
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Scout offers access to the best real estate agents for any of your needs
The challenge of finding an experienced real estate agent that you can trust, that also meets the needs of your particular transaction is not an easy one. There are many agents that claim to be experts in their field, but cannot back up these claims. Salespeople will often say that they are the number one selling agent, or will have the best experience for your goals. In fact, a study performed by Choice Home, found that over 67% of Americans do not trust the real estate agents that they meet.
Scout offers a unique experience. We diligence real estate agents based on their particular experience and expertise and match them to you based on your needs and goals. Scout has narrowed down the best-performing agents, nationwide, according to YOUR particular circumstances and based on THE BEST agents' qualifications for those circumstances.
When it comes to finding the right real estate agent, or advisor for your transaction, Scout ensures success with a trusted partner alongside you, no matter what comes your way.
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