When you start reaching out to agents and real estate companies, you need to be sure that you’re dealing with professionals. Trust is the name of the game.
Is your agent accredited? Does he come recommended? What’s his sales experience like? Can he answer all your questions?
What about the developer? How many years has the company been in business? How many projects does it have? How many buildings have been successfully turned over? Is the company financially stable?
It’s important to weigh the facts and online feedback, both positive and negative. Just because it’s on the internet doesn’t mean it’s true. Validate your sources. Look for proof. Examine the marketing materials, look for the HLURB (Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board) License to Sell number, or call the HLURB to check if the development is registered and complies.
In short, be diligent, ask the right questions, check that the development is legitimate, and choose wisely.