Real Estate Professional, Ed Cope, Discusses Important Facts To Consider When Hiring A Real Estate Agent

Ed Cope understands that purchasing real estate is typically the largest investment most people will make in their lifetime. The process of buying and selling can be complex and confusing considering that the average person may only purchase or sell one to three homes over their life. The time between transactions, coupled with the numerous choices of Real Estate Agents, consumers can become confused over the decision of which agent is right for them.

People will look at credentials, marketing savvy, or event the brand recognition of the real estate agency when making their choice, but those three factors do not always guarantee success according to Ed Cope.

In fact, what may be surprising and overlooked is how well connected the real estate agent is in the community. In other words, the larger network your agent has, the chances for you finding the right home and selling your current home rise dramatically.

“The key to successful transactions for my clients are the relationships over the years in my community and surrounding areas. My ability to use that network from the initial meeting until the day the transaction is complete ends in success for my clients,” said Cope.

A life-long resident of Robertson County, multiple business owner and single parent raising two children, Ed Cope knows the importance of building relationships. It is those relationships and his skill of effective communication that he uses to ensure his clients success.

“I am so grateful for the business opportunities that helped me grow both personally and professionally. During the time I co-owned the Stockyard business, I learned how important it is to build relationships. When I co-owned the concrete business, I learned the importance of having a solid foundation both literally and figuratively. I am fortunate to have relationships with so many people in Tennessee and Kentucky and continue to expand this network daily.  I have found that relationships are the key in achieving success for the clients I represent,” said Cope.

Ed has experience in commercial, residential and agricultural real estate, yet it is Ed’s list of contacts that has lead to so many successful buyers and sellers.

When asked about choosing a Real Estate Professional Ed Cope said, “I truly believe the client should make their decision based on the following: One is the type of property, two is the pool of potential buyers, and three is the type of sales method whether it is a conventional listing or auction.

In addition, Ed Cope also advised clients to look at the following qualification of the agent:

  • What is their reputation?
  • Are they deeply familiar with the community?
  • Are they experienced in your type of property?
  • How many years of experience do they have?

The real estate market is ever changing and dependent upon a number of local factors, so if you are deciding to buy or sell it is always best to seek the advice of a competent professional. To learn more you can contact Ed Cope by email at or by phone at 1-800-790-8075.