Home sellers, choose your real estate agent wisely.Â It may make the
difference between a sale, or a listing.Â I've noticed a pattern in the
Winchester, VA real estate market.Â For some reason, numerous
Winchester, VA home sellers are listing their properties with out of the
area agents.Â What is the value of that choice?Â Here's what I can tell
you is the effect of listing with out of the area agents.
of the area agents don't know the local market.Â Without a thorough
understanding of the local market, an out of the area agent is likely
to attempt to sell your property at a price that will attract little if
- Out of the area agents are very often difficult to
make contact with.Â In the past three weeks, I've tried to sell two
properties for out of the area agents.Â One didn't respond to my full
price offer for 5 days.Â Then she declined it.Â The offer was full
price, no contingencies with a closing in 45 days.Â I noticed the
closing date on her contract is in 5 months.
- Out of the area
agents don't always have your property on their priority list.Â You're
out of sight, out of mind.Â I am waiting for an out of the area agent to
respond to my email, phone call and text message now.Â It has been
three days.Â If I can't show your property, I can't sell it.
of the area agents more than likely don't know your house or your
neighborhood.Â They won't be able to market your home like a local
- Out of the area agents took the same classes to receive
their licenses, receive the same continuing education and follow the
same state regulations as your local agent.Â They have no advantage in
- Out of the agents will not be available to run over
to your house to check on it, meet a client, replace the key when an
agent accidentally takes it with him.
There is little to no
advantage to hiring an agent out of your area.Â A local agent will have
his finger on the pulse of the local market.Â He can respond to
inquiries and clients wishing to see the property on the spur of the
moment, and he is more likely to know where your property is most likely
to sell.Â When your ready to sell your Winchester, VA home, call Cornerstone Business Group, Inc., for your local market experts.
Pick a local Realtor when selling your home. It will make all the difference.