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A little bit of investigation into their qualifications, some in ar, some in our kw database.
Praful takes care of that.
I find out who I can trust, Tabitha.
Personal relations is #1. Then coaches, ActiveRain etc. etc.
I call and speak to them.
parked and reading...
I use several aspects - ActiveRain, CRS, then look to see if they have a web site, what is on that and also Linkedin.
Active rain is my 1st source. After that it is sometimes hit and miss.
I search AR for an agent in that area, then I read their posts to see what they talk about. If there is nothing indicating their are working with either the buyer or seller I have I look elsewhere.
Tabitha, being part of a franchised office doesn't make a difference in my opinion. I was a part of that, and now I work from referrals because of my strength in the market and the professionalism that I exhibit on a daily basis.
I would check the ActiveRain referral network first, and then talk to some of the people in the state that I subscribe to here in the Rain.
Franchise, years in business, evidence of being in the market now, answers their phone, answers their phone professionally.
Or, call a broker with correct franchise in the area and ask the broker to refer me to an agent matching gender, age and temperament needed.