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Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate
  1. Personality -- before I ever interview an agent, I get an idea of the personality and needs of the client  -- then match up the personalities the best that I can
  2. Communication & accountability  -- I usually am placing referrals for other agents.  I need to be informed of everything -- I will not place a referral with an agent unless I feel they communicate quickly and accurately.  I will also pull a referral if I do not feel that agent is adequately helping the client.
  3. Local knowledge and experience in the areas needed for the client.


Dec 02, 2015 12:47 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

1. Knowledgeable of their service area and market.
2. Personability.
3. Capability of handling client with utmost care.

I want the client to THANK ME for that valued 'human resource' after a successful closing.

Dec 02, 2015 03:31 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Val - Gary Coles (International Referrals) nailed this one. I don't have anything else to add.

Dec 04, 2015 12:59 PM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Experience in the area and type of property my client may be looking for. Substantive personal website and intenet presence. How they respond when I first contact them. And I almost always look for a CRS--I've never had an issue with a CRS referral.

Dec 02, 2015 08:44 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Val. If I know them already, that is great, if not I will get a referral from someone I trust, I check out their profiles and do a Google search.

Dec 02, 2015 05:27 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Are you really thinking about becoming a real estate agent? Seems like I read that in your profile.  Are you closer?  You ask some really different questions about subjects most people would never even think about prior to becomeing a real estate professional.  I was just curious...

Dec 02, 2015 01:39 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

That they work in a brokerage with other agents, that they are not part of a huge team, that they have experience, and that their firm provides full, high quality service.  I try to talk to them over the phone first to get a feel for whether or not they are a good fit. 

Dec 02, 2015 10:44 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Anyone I would refer would have my core values when it comes to service, knowledge and emotional IQ.  Ken Jones said it well.  I would also check with other sources that are at our disposal.  A

Dec 02, 2015 04:09 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Years in the business for the experience, web presence, and depending on the client I am referring - some of their criteria.

Dec 02, 2015 02:32 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Are they able to get the job done, and done well.

Dec 12, 2017 10:46 PM
Ryan McCann
Realty Executives Polaris - Edmonton, AB

1) Response time to my inquiry

2) Number of listings (volume)

3) Testimonials on site

Dec 04, 2015 03:03 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

1. Clean license

2. Proven track record - not interested in "I'm #1"

3. Interview them by phone or GoToMeeting.

Dec 02, 2015 11:02 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Val Evans first is - how much I know about this agent and second - can the agent get job done?

Dec 02, 2015 01:29 PM
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

 I'm looking for a referral that 

1.HAS experience working full time in the same type of real estate the buyer / seller wants. 

2. Positive feedback from another mutual Realtor

3. Personality upbeat and positive, agent that enjoys working with buyers/sellers. 

Dec 02, 2015 09:36 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I want a full time agent that has time to work the referral and will click with and understand the referral's needs.

Dec 02, 2015 06:56 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Val Evans Knowledge, experience and reputation.

Dec 02, 2015 06:11 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

before I make a referral, I want to speak with the agent and what and how she/he communicates is very important.... the first step for me would be to check the production ....and then I would call to interview...

Dec 02, 2015 04:20 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

A successful track record, knowledge of the community and a good reputation.

Dec 02, 2015 04:14 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Experience, make sure the agent has a  compatible personality w/ the Buyer / Seller by speaking w/ the agent,  The agent's knowledge of the area the Buyer / Seller is looking / selling

Dec 02, 2015 03:46 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

1 experience. wanting to take the referral.

2 he is under a name broker not no name broker working out of his car who does not want to pay you.....

3 communication, communication , communication..

Dec 02, 2015 03:20 AM
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

I'm not an agent but I do refer out business - I look for someone who is accessible, has market knowledge, and has a personality that fits with my clients.

Dec 02, 2015 02:52 AM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

I like to make sure they work real estate full time.  No part timers for my referrals.

Dec 02, 2015 02:04 AM