How to Find a Real Estate Agent

How to Find a Real Estate Agent

  • Anne Dresser Kocur
  • 02/9/24

Self-described as a “high-touch broker,” Anne brings a rare combination of experience and success to every client. With over 30 years of industry experience, Anne draws on the same skill sets to provide different services to buyers and sellers in Greater Denver. Relocation and new construction are also among her areas of expertise.

Selecting an agent: Tips from Anne

As a prospective homebuyer or seller, you have a few critical financial decisions before you. Buying or selling a home requires conceptual understanding, financial know-how, and paperwork. It helps to have an expert in your corner — especially someone as well-connected as Anne.

When choosing your real estate professional, it pays to work with a full-time agent instead of someone who chases deals as a hobby. Are they available on nights and weekends? What about their credentials — do they hold the highest designations in their claimed fields of expertise? Do their references and properties match up with a consummate pro like Anne?

The process of finding the right agent can seem like a match game. As you winnow your list of candidates, ask them detailed questions about your preferred neighborhoods. Pay attention to each agent’s communication style. A perspicacious agent like Anne will return your calls promptly, always keeping your needs and concerns in the foreground.

Realtor vs. Real Estate Agent

While "Realtor" and "Real Estate agent" are often used interchangeably, Anne Dresser Kocur emphasizes the nuanced distinction. As a National Association of Realtors (NAR) member, Anne has formally committed to a strict code of ethics. Choosing Anne as your Realtor ensures integrity and accountability in your real estate dealings.

Use case #1: Relocation

Many people are moving to Greater Denver from out of town, and if you plan to do so, you’re entering one of the most common situations in Denver real estate.

Anne’s partnership with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty makes her a first-rate relocation assistant. LIV Sotheby’s is the primary real estate brokerage for Cartus Relocation, a global leader in relocation services. That’s not a subjective claim — their relocation department won the Masters Cup for exceptional quality standards and outstanding service in key metrics like effective marketing, inventory management, and conversion rates.

So you’re moving to Colorado. You know the state’s economy is among the nation’s strongest, the quality of life is unparalleled, and the housing market is robust. Whether you’re searching for a suburban single-family home, downtown loft, or a ski home in the majestic Rocky Mountains, Anne and LIV Sotheby’s have you covered.

For reference, here is a list of relocation services Anne can help you with:

  • Agent referrals in any city or country around the world
  • Second-home referrals
  • Relocation Cost Analysis
  • Individual and group orientations for recruiting or relocations
  • Home sale programs for quick employee transfers
  • Office relocations
  • Area orientation and city tours
  • Cost of living comparison for employees
  • Home search based on lifestyle, needs, and location
  • Home sale assistance anywhere in the country
  • Household goods and special rates with the moving company
  • Temporary living and rental assistance

Use case #2: New construction

Over her decades in real estate, Anne has built a network of contacts who provide critical services to those looking to build their dream homes. Developers local to Greater Denver go out of their way to work with Anne because of her laudable reputation.

If you’re new to the construction business, Anne can describe the process in its simplest terms, from picking the right floor plan to personalizing custom design features. As your agent, Anne will ensure you understand the zoning restrictions and local land laws that apply to your project.

Anne has the experience and expertise to understand what makes every new construction project unique and the best way to enact yours. Working with Anne, you gain an advocate to negotiate the best contract price and conduct onsite meetings with the developers.

Anne’s client-oriented approach for buyers and sellers

Finding the right real estate agent is paramount, and Anne Dresser Kocur's personalized approach ensures a tailor-made search. Anne works with you to clarify your goals, understand your unique needs, and identify potential agents through recommendations, online research, and reviews.

Her personalized interviews assess their experience, negotiation skills, and compatibility with your vision. Anne verifies credentials, licensing, and potential disciplinary history, ensuring a seamless match between your objectives and the chosen agent.

Deciding to buy or sell

Deciding to buy or sell a home marks the initiation of a transformative process, and the selection of the right real estate agent becomes the key catalyst for success. Your aspirations and needs are unique, and the guidance of a seasoned professional is paramount.

With her wealth of experience and personalized approach, Anne Dresser Kocur transforms this pivotal decision into a springboard for a successful and rewarding real estate experience.

Preparing to buy or sell

As a seller, you can do a lot to increase the appeal of your property and create a lasting impact on potential buyers. Anne has a trusted process to recommend when listing your home for sale. That includes curb appeal, property repairs, cleanliness and staging, disclosures and inspections, and conducting showings.

For prospective buyers, the focus is less on one specific property and more on your “green file,” which contains all your important financial documents.

The typical green file should contain the following:

  • Financial statements
  • Bank accounts
  • Investments
  • Credit cards
  • Auto loans
  • Recent pay stubs
  • Tax returns for two years
  • Copies of leases for investment properties
  • 401K statements, life insurance, stocks, bonds, and mutual account information.
With the above components in place, you’ll be in a prime position to land the house of your dreams.

Escrow and appraisals

Anne is an indispensable resource throughout the buying and selling processes, including the closing process. She will maintain written records and ensure you stay on schedule as your purchase or sale ends. Inspections, appraisals, and escrow are vital to residential property transactions. You can query Anne on any aspect of closing and get a clear answer.

Transparency informs Anne's commitment to your success

Throughout the process, Anne Dresser Kocur ensures transparency in all aspects. Her commitment to explaining procedures, answering questions, and informing you guarantees a smooth and personalized real estate journey.

Choosing Anne Dresser Kocur as your real estate partner is not just a decision; it's a commitment to a personalized, successful, and fulfilling real estate experience. Anne's expertise, integrity, and customized approach make her the ideal guide for achieving your real estate goals.

Partner with Anne Dresser Kocur, and let your real estate journey unfold with confidence and personalized excellence.

Work With Anne

The Denver real estate market continues to change, but we remain the same- dedicated and determined to go above and beyond to meet all your real estate needs.