5 Attributes Your Real Estate Agent Should Have

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You wouldn’t leave your finances or legal needs to someone who isn’t qualified, so knowing what to look for in a real estate agent is a crucial first step in the homebuying or selling process. Working with an agent can help alleviate stress for all parties involved. A licensed REALTOR® knows the market, key players, what to look for, which questions to ask, and much more.

  • Honest –  While all REALTORS® are bound by the Code of Ethics set forth by the National Association of REALTORS®, not all agents are created equal. When interviewing agents, be sure to ask for references, or past clients you would be able to speak to. If you feel uncomfortable asking, go online and see if they or their broker’s office has any reviews on Google, Yelp, or Realtor.com. These are invaluable sources of information and can help you understand the agent better.
  • Empathetic – Agents understand that every client is different and their reasons for buying or selling are varied. An outstanding REALTOR® knows how to approach each client with a tailored plan that addresses the client’s needs.
  • Curious  –  An inquisitive agent will always be asking questions. This should start during your initial client-agent meeting to better understand what you need. Once you’ve signed with an agent, this shouldn’t stop. An amazing agent will continue to ask for feedback and ensure they have your back throughout the entire process.
  • Tenacious  – A determined agent knows what their buyers or sellers want and will go to great lengths to ensure they get it. Real estate agents are constantly working with lenders, other agents, brokers, inspectors, appraisers, and countless others to help clients have the best possible experience.
  • Educative – Even for clients that have bought or sold dozens of homes, something can be learned from each experience. REALTORS® that stand out from the crowd are subject matter experts in their field and love sharing their knowledge and tips to their clients.

At Red Door Agency, we take pride in embodying each of these characteristics every day. Our mission to redefine the real estate experience demands a high level of commitment from each of our agents. This is why we hand pick only the best in the region to represent our clients. Contact us today for a free buyer or seller consultation.


About the Author

Vance moved back to the Tri-Cities from Nashville, TN in 2020 where he worked in sales development for a Silicon Valley technology start-up. Before this, Vance worked in retail management for over ten years.

While Vance has lived all over the country, he attended East Tennessee State University for his undergraduate degree in Integrated Marketing Communications. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and with special honors from the College of Business and Technology. Vance went on to pursue his Masters in Digital Marketing from ETSU while working for Target as a store manager in the Knoxville/Chattanooga/Nashville markets.

In his spare time, Vance enjoys traveling (12 countries and counting!), and loves spending time outdoors with his dog, Miles, hiking, biking, kayaking, and camping. He is also an avid motorcyclist and loves spending the weekends riding through the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky mountains.

With his background in sales and customer success, Vance is determined to redefine the customer journey of home buying and selling to ensure that Red Door and its agents are the region's destination for real estate.

Awards & Designations

Google Certified Professional: Analytics & AdWords