How to Choose the Right Accredited Senior Agent (ASA) for You

Tuesday Aug 08th, 2017


When choosing a realtor who specializes in working with seniors, certifications are important, but they don't tell you everything that you need to know about the person. When looking for an Accredited Senior Agent (ASA) in Mississauga, here are some tips to keep in mind:

Tap into your network
If you can, turn to your network of trusted peers and ask for recommendations. Someone you know may have worked with a Mississauga Accredited Senior Agent (ASA) in the past and had a very positive experience, which can provide you with more peace of mind.

Find someone who understands you
It's important that you find an Accredited Senior Agent (ASA) with whom you have the best rapport with, as well as someone who fully understands what you need and what you are looking for. If you don't click right off the bat or feel like you are being pushed in a direction that does not feel comfortable to you, interview other realtors. 

Research agents online
The internet is a valuable resource when researching possible Accredited Senior Agents (ASA) in Mississauga. Review their websites, social media and other online information to learn more about their experience, most recent sales, reputation, credibility and role in your community. 

Consider their professional history 
When narrowing down a short list of possible Accredited Senior Agents (ASA), consider each one’s history to make sure that they are in fact accredited, have the necessary licenses to be practicing real estate and the cities or regions that they specialize in. If you are looking to downsize in Mississauga, focus on Accredited Senior Agents (ASA) that specialize in Peel Region. 

Book a meeting 
Whether it’s over the phone or in person, be sure to schedule a meeting with any possible Accredited Senior Agents (ASA) to see if they are a good fit. Like finding the perfect home, you’ll know when you meet the best real estate agent for your needs. If you don’t have that feeling, consider interviewing other candidates. Qualities to look for is someone who is kind, patient, genuine, well-connected and knowledgeable of the unique needs of seniors.

Check references
Just like you would check references on a contractor, home inspector or moving company, the same is true with a realtor. Ask for a list of references and contact them to see what they have to say about the Accredited Senior Agent (ASA) that you have in mind. If they have a website or Facebook page, you can also usually find reviews and testimonials there.

Want to learn more? If you or a senior in your life needs a caring, compassionate and patient Accredited Senior Agent (ASA) in Mississauga, please feel free to contact me, Deborah Clerk, for more information. I’d be happy to schedule a free consultation and home evaluation so that you can transition into this next chapter of life with sound advice, knowledge and confidence.

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