Inspired by a comment on this post, I wonder: Do buyers assess a prospective agent’s tech skills? If so, how? It is common knowledge that consumers are turning to the internets to do research. How does one assess whether a buyers’ agent is tech-savvy?
For prospective sellers, the question is easier: do you have a website? How many? How are they ranked? What tools do they offer to prospective buyers?
For buyers, there is more to the equation than, “Do you have a Blackberry”? (no, no I do not) What is most important to the buyer?
On a related topic: I wish I could find the site where I read this (paraphrased) quote some time ago. I think it was an Active Rain blog. “When choosing an agent, at least choose one who blogs.” I would rephrase that and say, “Choose one who blogs well.” Why? Simple – a good real estate blogger will be better prepared for the task at hand.
A “good real estate blogger” : one who writes original material in a transparent way, one who updates his blog frequently, one who reads other blogs. This agent will be more aware of the local market than her competition, and in turn will most likely offer better representation)