Is Hiring a "Top Producer" Always The Top Choice When it Comes to Real Estate Agents?
We as consumers often want the best of the best - or to at the very least, feel as though we're getting the best. We research product reviews to make sure we're choosing the right brands, we ask friends for referrals for providers or services, and we peruse sites like Yelp to ensure we're going to like a restaurant before we even walk in the door. Naturally, we tend to take the same actions when looking for a real estate agent, which is why so many consumers look to the "top producing agent" of the area to help them with their real estate needs. However, interacting with a "Top Producer" may leave you asking yourself, "Is this is the top choice?"
We were presented with the perfect case study recently, when we had a friend in New Jersey who reached out to us to assist him with the purchase of his new house. We love helping our friends and family with their real estate needs no matter where they are located, so we were excited to recommend a few awesome, local agents for our friend to look into as he made his decisions of who to work with. We suggested three great agents who we'd spoken to on the phone, interviewed, and who all seemed knowledgeable about the area and investing. When we connected our friend to these three agents to look into and interview, he mentioned also wanting to interview one of the top producing agents he'd heard about in the area. He mentioned to us that "her face was on For Sale signs all over the neighborhood" so we agreed to give her a call and connect them so they could chat!