Question No. 6 “How long have you been in the business?”

Depending on the agent’s background and track record, there is no hard and fast rule for what to look for here when searching for the right Casta del Sol real estate professional.

An agent may have been a licensed real estate professional for 15 years, but only selling part-time and never really an active seller—maybe only handling one or two transactions per year.

Whereas another agent may have only just become licensed one or two years ago, but has a background in real estate finance, worked in real estate law for a number of years or has been a private real estate investor and has bought and sold more than 20 homes herself in the last 10 years.

Either way, you need to find someone who has an in-depth knowledge of the legal ins and outs of the business as well as the characteristics of the local Casta del Sol real estate market, and has demonstrated competence and professionalism in getting Casta del Sol homes sold.

This is Question 6 of a series of 29. Watch Melanie Callahan’s blog for more critical questions you must ask in order to select the right Casta del Sol real estate professional for you.

Melanie Callahan proudly serves the real estate needs of residents of Laguna Woods, Palmia, and Casta Del Sol and Casta Del Sol Golf Course homes. Melanie Callahan is your Palmia real estate agent specializing in active 55 communities.