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By MICHAEL J. GALLO | Agent in Port Richey, FL

Selling Your Home In New Port Richey Florida - Hire the Right Person

Selling your home in New Port Richey Florida or Port Richey Florida may seem like a stressful and dauntingtask.  There is no need to be stressed or overwhelmed by the idea of selling your home in New Port Richey Florida when you use the services of a professional.   You will need to interview at least 3 real estate agents to find someone who will be a good fit for you.

Here are a few questions to ask when interviewing professionals:

- How many homes do you have listed currently?  

- How many homes have you sold in the last 3 months?  Evaluate these two answers. If the agent has 50 listings but only sold 5 in the last 90 days you should stick a red flag on that.  Some agents who carry high inventory have buyer agents to help with showings and sales and will have a better listing to sale ratio in New Port Richey Florida.  That is a great follow up question.  "Do you have a buyers agent on your team?"  Don't discount agents who work alone and have 8-12 listings and sell 5-7 homes in 90 days.  That is a great turnover rate for an agent working alone.  The reality is that agents who work alone can only sell 24-36 listings a year.  There just isn't time to be able to do more.  

- How will you market my home outside of the mls?  Your buyers are all over the internet. Your agent should make sure that these buyers are seeing your home.  Ask them if they have a YouTube channel.  If they do ask to see it on their tablet if they have one.  **If the agent you are interviewing has a tablet and does not use it during their listing appointment...you might want to make a mental note of that and ask how Tech Savvy they are.**  Ask to see their virtual tours and which websites they utilize in their marketing.  

- Do you also represent buyers?  Hiring an agent who also works for buyers is very smart.  Agents who work with buyers know what buyers look at when viewing homes.  We have first hand knowledge of what buyers say and how they act when seeing homes.  Hiring an agent who works with Sellers and Buyers puts you in a better position when selling your home.

During your interview make a mental note of the following things:

Did the agent take notes during the interview?   Did the agent LISTEN to your needs?  Did the agent give you clear and concise answers?  Was the agent willing to accommodate your needs?

Finally, compare the agents presentations. Keep in mind that you are hiring this person to advertise and market your home.  The agents presentation is their way of marketing their services to you.  Did they make a stellar impression in their marketing of themselves?  

 

        

      

Comments

By Steven Zimmerman,  Wed Mar 13 2013, 06:46
Michael,

A fair post, but with the diversity that New Port Richey has to offer; in-town or Gulf Harbors to the West, the midland Little Road corridor, or Trinity on the Southern edge, perhaps also asking; what is the Agents primary Market ? comfort zone/ general price range ? even where the Agent Lives ? These too could be useful questions to a Seller when considering an Agent/Brokerage.

Steven Zimmerman Realtor ABR GRI
Gulf Harbors Resident-Specialist
 
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