Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery Counties Real Estate. Tips for home buyers, home sellers by Gita Bantwal,Realtor at Re/Max Centre Realtors.

How do you pick an agent for a Referral?

We are fortunate to be networking on Active Rain. I can now refer an agent in any part of the country with confidence that the agent will do a good job.

In the past I used to look up a referral directory and look for an office in the town and look for the name of an agent with designations . Now I can do more than that. I can read some of the blogs and get to understand the agent. I already have a network of associates in many parts. I try to read posts by as many agents as possible and comment on the posts. If an agent is just posting listings it does not help. The agent may be number one in points in the region on Active rain, but I might prefer someone with less points , whose posts show they care about the client. I would like to know that the  agent feels that the client is number one, that the agent returns phone calls.

If I am sending a buyer referral and see only listings , how am I to know that the agent enjoys working with buyers?

I like to see localism posts about the community . It shows the agent knows the area well. It gives me an idea of the market area the agent services.

I like to refer to agents with designations . It shows that they have invested in the profession. When I refer an agent, points are important but I may pick number three or four and not number one or two . It depends on the type of posts .

When you read about events please check the year for the event as some people find information a year later and think it is for that year. . The posts remain online even after the event.

Gita Bantwal is a Realtor with RE/MAX Centre Realtors in Bucks County, a Northern suburb of Philadelphia. You can view 1000s of listings on her web site


She can be reached at 215-343-8200x124 or direct 215-275-8491 or via email


 Gita specializes in Active adult communities and is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist. She holds the ABR designation (Accredited Buyers Representative) and specializes in selling to first time buyers as well as move up buyers.Gita also hold the CRS designation , Certified Residential Specialist and the CDPE designation as well. Information about real estate market is deemed to be correct but is subject to errors and omissions and should be verified independently.. Opinion expressed by me or others  in my post and comments is not to be construed to be  legal advice.I am licensed in Pa. Check real estate laws in your state as they may be different than in Pa.



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