FIND THE BEST SELLER AGENT FOR YOU.

What You Don’t Need To Hear From Your Listing Agent | Keeping Current Matters

GREAT ADVICE ABOUT HOW TO SELECT A REAL ESTATE AGENT WHO WILL WORK FOR YOU.

In addition to the below points, please make sure that you quiz prospective agents on two critical items:

+ How will you price my house and how will you defend that price to the buyer agent?

+ How will you market my house on the Internet?

If the answer to the first question is, “Don’t worry, I know what your house will sell for”, then ask how will you defend that price to the buyer agent? He or she probably knows the market as well as the listing agent and your agents needs facts and a solid analysis to back up the asking price. If he or she cannot produce that, send them on the way.

Houses today get sold on line, Your agent should have his or her own web site, provide a virtual tour for your house and use social media (Facebook, Linked In, Individual blog, etc) to promote your house. If any of those items are missing, again send them on the way.

Oh and always insist that you have the right to cancel the listing agreement if you think the agent is not performing. If they are good, they will have no objection to that. If they are shaky, they probably will.

You’ve decided to sell your house. You begin to interview potential real estate agents to help you through the process. You need someone you trust enough to:

  1. Set the market value on possibly the largest asset your family owns (your home)
  2. Set the time schedule for the successful liquidation of that asset
  3. Set the fee for the services required to liquidate that asset

An agent must be concerned first and foremost about you and your family in order to garner that degree of trust. Make sure this is the case.

Be careful if the agent you are interviewing begins the interview by:

  • Bragging about their success
  • Bragging about their company’s success

An agent’s success and the success of their company can be important considerations when deciding on the right real estate professional to represent you in the sale of the house.

However, you first need to know that they care about what you need and what you expect from the sale. If the agent is not interested in first establishing your needs, how successful they may seem is much less important.

Look for someone with the ‘heart of a teacher,’ who comes in prepared well enough to explain the current real estate market and patient enough to take the time to show how it may impact the sale of your home.

Not someone only interested in trying to sell you on how great they are.

You have many agents from which to choose. Pick someone who truly cares.

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