An important part of looking for a new house or apartment is gathering information. One of the best ways to get accurate and professional information is to work with one of the Jersey City realtors available.
Who are Jersey City Realtors?
Jersey City realtors must be licensed by the New Jersey Real Estate Commission. In order to acquire a real estate license, an individual must have a high school diploma, be a United States citizen, complete 75 hours of classroom training, which includes ethics training and take and pass the New Jersey Real Estate exam within one year of competing coursework. A potential real estate agent must also have a background check done, be fingerprinted by the police and take additional courses, pass additional tests and lots more. Once an individual becomes a licensed real estate agent, the next step is to apply to become a Realtor, which is governed by the National Association of Realtors.
This process is quite long and has a great deal of focus on ethics, so an individual that becomes one of the Jersey City realtors that are available are fully licensed and qualified.
Finding Jersey City Realtors
Often the first place many look for Jersey City realtors is recommendations from family and friends. These are people a potential home buyer or renter trusts and their friends and family has had direct experience with throughout the real estate process. After that, many will look at Realtor.com to see which Jersey City realtors are in the area. Another good place to look is the Better Business Bureau’s website to see if there have been any complaints filed against the realtor under consideration. Finally, review the New Jersey Real Estate Commission, which is part of the State of New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance for additional information.
Deciding on Jersey City Realtors
Once the initial research and talks with friends and family are complete, it is important to meet with several Jersey City realtors to chat and ask questions. See if there is a comfort level between the realtor under consideration and the potential home buyer or renter. Is the realtor listening to what type of housing the potential home buyer or renter would like to consider? Is the realtor able to provide insight into the Jersey City real estate market and give general budget estimates on the type of housing the potential home buyer or renter would like?
Ultimately, selecting on one of the Jersey City realtors under consideration is a very personal decision. Don’t be afraid to “go with a gut instinct” before making a final decision. Remember this individual will be guiding the entire process.