When you are looking for a real estate agent in the market, you want the best; however, with a myriad of yard signs, brochures, online advertisements, and cold calls piled up at your disposal, it gets really tough to choose the best from the plenty. If you have finally planned to invest your hard earned money in the property sector, but are still looking for a good realtor that could take to your dream house, here are some tips that would help you to take out the best from the options that are available to you. Before hiring a real estate agent for the task, make sure you have checked him/her well on the following parameters.

Experienced
First thing first! Before moving towards the advanced issues, begin with extracting as much information as you could about the expertise and the skills of the realtor. Every day new names are entering the market, therefore, you need a name that has been in the market for years and has proved its mettle as a real estate agent over years of hard work.

Referrals
Ask your friends, neighbors, and family members about the real estate agents that you have shortlisted. They will not only give you a genuine advice, but would also help you to select a real estate agent that is trusted and has already been associated with a person known to you.

Client Satisfaction
The only way to gauge the client satisfaction is by talking to them. Ask the realtor for the list of clients he has served in the past. Once you have the list, interview a few clients and ask them about their experience. You will get to learn a lot from the reviews you will receive from the past clients of the real estate agent.

Credentials
Just like doctors, real estate agents also have specialties. Even generalists get further training in a few areas. The credential that a real estate agent possesses is an indication that he/she has additional expertise in a certain real estate category. Here's what some of the titles mean:
CRS (Certified Residential Specialist): It indicates that the realtor has completed additional training in dealing with the residential real estate.
ABR (Accredited Buyer's Representative): It indicates that the realtor has completed additional training in dealing with buyer’s transactions.
SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist): It indicates that the realtor has completed training in helping buyers and sellers that fall in 50-plus age range.
If the agent that you are dealing with calls himself/herself a Realtor with a capital "R," it means he/she is a member of NAR. He/she is an agent who pledges formally to back the code of ethics

Online Rating
Check the realtor’s current online listing. You can check the realtor’s current listing on agency's own website, or sites like Realtor.com. There are a plenty of sites that offer a searchable online database to look for the rating the reality agents in your area.

The above-listed were tips and tricks to find the right realty agent. With the hope that the given tips would help you in your home search, I take your leave. Thank you!

Author's Bio: 

Anurag Gupta, the writer of this article, manages Realestateindia.com , one of the largest property portals in India for flats, apartments, houses, bungalows, shops, villas, farm house and other real estate in jaipur. It also manages huge database of Real Estate Agents in India.