Hi Treesahr. The most important factor is getting an agent that you can trust and is honest with you. Next ask about how your home will be marketed, have the agent give you specifics on what types of marketing they will be doing. Go over the pricing of your home with the agent, have them show you sold comparable homes preferably within the last 6 months if possible. You want to have the pricing correct, too high and you won't get offers, too low and your leaving money on the table. Make sure the agent listens as well as they speak, your voice must be heard, not ignored. Have the agent give you a written guarantee that you may cancel the listing without cost or obligation if you are not satisfied with their service. Don't assume that the highest commission is the best service, or that the lowest is the worst, ask questions and make sure you understand what you are getting in regards to service. Good luck and please feel free to call or e-mail me if you have any questions or comments. And of course I would be more than happy to meet with you and interview for the listing, no cost or obligation, I live right in Centereach.
Tom Brady SFR, e-PRO, SRES, GREEN, BPOR
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Notary Public, Retired N.Y.P.D. Lt.
#1 Listing & Selling Brokerage in NY
Charles Rutenberg Realty, Inc.
255 Executive Drive - Suite 104
Plainview, New York 11803