Hi Dunkirk Home Seller,
Most professional Real Estate companies contract with the top on-line marketing sites (such as Trulia) and that on-line marketing is fed directly from the Multiple Listing Service system Realtors use, once your home is listed for sale.
The details input into the MLS are very important! The use of a professional photographer can make all the difference in the world! Not to mention the room description, dimensions, room count, square footage, age of home, as well as the descriptive language your agent uses speaks directly to your home and what it has to offer. If those details are looked after properly, any alternative on-line marketing should be positive.
FYI: Some sites do allow us individual realtors to "tweak" the marketing ourselves but many do feed automatically and we don't have control over the minor details.
You should ask the realtors you interview what on-line companies/resources their company contracts with, and you should be provided with the full list (there are many sites). Attention to details is what is most important. Some agents are "featured agents" or purchase "featured marketing spots" which, can help your home appear bigger and more often than the competition.
Pretend you're a buyer, after you have intereviewed a few realtors, and go on to the sites they provide you and check them out yourself! Good luck.
Gloria Nilson Realtors, Real Living, Rumson, NJ... more
There are variables missing to accurately determine an asking price. The proper analysis takes some time, generally about 30 minutes or more. The true comparison with other properties in your area takes time. I would interview two or more Realtors and then put one to work for you, that is what we do for our clients. You want someone that you get along with but will tell you the facts, whether they are favorable or not.... more