Real Estate is a numbers game... the more agents we expose the listing to the higher your chance of receiving an offer. If we promorte the listing to 3,000 agents and there buyers you have alot of potential prospects. Each lsting agent does have a database of past clients and future prospects to market to but not all of them may be in your homes criteria or price range. The most effective agent will use tech savvy marketing approaches including social networking to expose the listing to as many people as possible. Many owners believe the agent is taking a listing and just sitting back, but there are many things the agent may be doing in the background that you may not be aware of that are purely web based. With so many buyers searching the internet first prior to conatacting an agent it is crucial for your listing to be exposed. More than likely the prospective buyer may not call the listing agent directly, although I have had a few who did, because they feel they want to be represented by someone not sharing both sides interests. In Florida we call this a "transaction broker". Therefore your agents proactive web marketing campaign may of indeed found your buyer, they just chose to work with another broker to view the property.
If you are looking for an agent who is tech savvy and knows the Cape Coral area give me call.
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A listing agent can bring buyer's to the table however, once they do, they are representing the transaction and not the seller.
It happens a LOT (you'll notice many yard signs have the listing agents direct phone number) and there is no conflict in doing so as both the buyers and sellers review the paperwork accordingly prior to closing.
The reason someone else usually comes along and sells it is because your listing agent knows 100 people... but has access to 10,000 who each know 100 people. There are much better odds of actually selling a property when the property is marketed to the whole market.
Yes, the listing agent can sell as well as list a property. Even though every agent I know would love to both list and sell a property, the odds are against it. Just the shear number of agents working with ready and willing buyers verses the listing agent. It's just plan math.
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If you are trying to sell your home quickly, one of the most important things to consider is choosing the right Realtor in Cape Coral. If you are eager to sell, you may find an agent at an open house or through a friendâ€™s referral. Sometimes it is possible to stumble on a good match this way, but itâ€™s not necessarily the best way to find the right person for you.
To save time, you may also be tempted to just go with the nicest looking ad. But remember â€“ anyone can pay for an ad. You want to base your decision on the personality, professionalism, and specialized skills of the agent youâ€™re interviewing.
Yes, you should â€œinterviewâ€ all prospective real estate agents! Selling a home is not only one of the biggest financial transactions you will make in your life, but it is also a life â€œtransitionâ€. The person who earns your business should be knowledgeable about real estate, but should also be able to provide you with a level of comfort and communication that makes you feel at ease and excited about this next step in your life.
During your â€œinterviewâ€ with prospective agents, make sure you ask the following questions:
Choosing a Cape Coral Realtor Photo courtesy of Flickr User tulvur e1347025460103 1: Choosing a Cape Coral Realtor How many years of experience do you have in the local market?
What are the current conditions like?
Have you sold other homes in this price range? How many?
What is your commitment and availability? (Are they full-time or part-time? Are they available nights and weekends? How long will it be to return phone calls or emails?)
What is your ability to sell my home quickly?
What is your plan to market my house?
Do you see any reasons my house may not sell quickly?
What are reasonable goals for a timely sale?
Your agent should be honest and up front about reasonable time frames and a listing price that satisfies your needs, but is also competitive in the market.
After the interview is over, take stock of the answers, but also make a note of how your interaction with the agent went. Even during the quickest house sales, you will be spending a lot of time with this person. It sounds like a no-brainer, but youâ€™d be surprised how many people have complained about agents that simply werenâ€™t a good personality fit for them.
12 Tips on How to Sell Your Home Fast 232x300 1: Choosing a Cape Coral Realtor Working with someone that you feel comfortable with will make the experience much more enjoyable. Do you have a sense that the agent is honest and trustworthy? This is absolutely essential! Youâ€™ll need your real estate agent to give you honest assessments, explain any complex real estate terms, and develop the smartest sales strategy for your home.
With the right person as your agent, youâ€™ll be much more likely to sell your home quickly.
If youâ€™re searching for a dependable Cape Coral Realtor, Iâ€™d would love the opportunity to help you sell your home. Simply call me at (239) 565-7867, hit me up on Facebook, or visit http://www.AckermanSWFL.com/contact. Not ready to contact me yet? No problem! Download my free eBook to your right to learn more.
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Choosing a listing agent to assist you in selling your home is an important piece of the real estate puzzle. Real estate professionals educate you, the seller, as to the "fair market value" of your home. They also understand how to list your home appropriately so it will sell.
When it comes to "curb appeal" and "showcasing" the best features of your home, your listing agent will give you a list of ways to enhance the outside and inside to improve the probability of a quick sale. A thorough cleaning, making needed repairs, and "staging" will help you prepare your home for the market.
Helping you understand the listing agreement, marketing plan, and your rights and obligations are only a few reasons why a listing agent is so important to have on your side.
You will enjoy all of these services when selling your home with A.J. Ackerman as your listing agent!
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Jones & Co Realty
A listing agent walks a very fine line and I like to believe that all real estate professionals do their absolute best at properly representing their clients. While I work mainly as a buyers agent I do take listings and of course market them beautifully on the internet where over 85% of all buyers find homes prior to contacting an agent. Of course I am going to do everything in my power to accommodate any potential buyer and make arrangements to show them the property. Once we do meet and there is a sincere interest on their part I have a difficult decision to make; should I be representing both parties in a transaction?
In almost all cases, if I have a buyer who is sincerely interested in my listing after I show it to them I will refer that buyer out to someone who will solely be working in their best interests. In other words, I do not want to be working both sides of a transaction. As a listing agent my allegiance should remain firmly in place with my client. My job is to sell their property for the most amount of money in the least amount of time. When I am working with a buyer my job is to negotiate the absolute best pricing and terms on their behalf. How can I do both?
I often have potential buyers contact me on a listing or from the internet and tell me they prefer to only work with the listing agent because they feel they will get a better deal. Many buyers feel this way and unfortunately they are almost always making an expensive mistake. Any buyer should demand to have a professional RealtorÂ® on their team looking out only for their best interests.
So as a listing agent do "I sit back and wait for someone else to show and sell"; absolutely not. I am working extremely hard to properly market that home to create as much interest from potential buyers as possible. I will also go out of my way to schedule an appointment with any prospect to get them out to view the home. But again, if it appears clear that the property is of interest and may in fact meet their goals in almost all cases I will be picking up the phone and calling an agent I know will properly represent them. Believe me both my client, the potential buyer and the other RealtorÂ® all have a much deeper level of respect for me and the real estate community for doing what is right for each party.
I hope this information is helpful but if you need anything additional please do not hesitate to give me a call.
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Of course your listing agent should do everything possible to market your home...it should be shown all multiple web-sites such as zillow, trulia, realtor.com etc...If you already have your home listed for sale I recommend you talk to your agent and address any concerns you may have and see if you can get them resolved. That will also be a good time for you to find out how and where the property is being marketed, view the pictures that are posted etc...
Terry McCarley, RealtorÂ®, CDPE, Jones & Co Realty
A listing agent also has a duty to serve the best interests of their client. Since the role of a real estate agent involves advising clients, not just selling something to/for clients, representing both the seller and the buyer in a transaction jeopardizes the best interests of both clients. Although many agents welcome this scenario as a way to collect twice as much commission, others refuse to be a dual agent due to the conflict of interest. Even if the listing agent is unwilling to be a dual agent, they can and should be willing and eager to show their listing to buyers. In the event that a buyer becomes seriously interested in the property, the listing agent can refer the buyer to another good agent who can effectively represent the buyer.
A very active agent quite often simply doesn't have buyer clients whose preferences match their own listings. Also, many agents specialize in listing, and not in representing buyers at all. The work involved in representing sellers is in many ways very different from the work of representing buyers, and not all agents have the same skillsets or schedule flexibility. A listing agent can be very effective at attracting buyers to their listing without bringing buyers themself. Expecting the listing agent to also have the buyer would be similar to expecting a buyer's agent to go out and get the listings for properties that would suit their buyer. Occasionally an agent has both the buyer and the listing that match up, either by chance or by very tight specialization, but this is far and away the exception, not the rule.
Yes, the listing agent can show and sell their own listing. Your listing agent should be doing many things in order to get your home sold. You should always ask the agent to explain their marketing strategy to you. Each agent/company have different ways of marketing. Check out our website to see the different marketing techniques we offer!
Yes, a listing agent can and should try to sell their own listings. They should work hard for you and of course they should know your home better than any other realtor. If you would like to know more about how I can sell your home or have any other questions, feel free to contact me. I specialize in the Cape Coral area.
Selling Paradise Realty
They had better be out there trying to sell their listings. If not, they should not be talking any listings. A listing agreement is a promise that the Realtor will do their best to market and promote the property to find a buyer. If there is no fulfilling of that promise, the contract is void. Before ever signing an agreement,, find out what the agent will do to market your property. Ask about their advertising budget and what they do to promote their listings and themselves. Remember, if you are working with a sales associate, that is different form the broker. The agreement is with the broker, make sure you know who they are and what they are going to do for you.
Check out what my company offers at our website. You may also have seen my television ads. Times are tight, many people just do not have the funds to market and advertise.
Yes, a listing agent can sell your property. I recently sold one of my own listings at 4334 SW 25th Pl. If you would like to talk about how we help people market their homes. Please call me at 239-565-7867. =)
Beware of people that just list house and sit back. The goal is to get as much exposure as possible to other agents and buyers. Have a Great Day! Good Luck!
Century 21 Sunbelt Realty
Absolutely the listing agent can sell and should work hard to sell your property. A listing is a great way for an agent to get more visibility in the market place and the harder an agent works their listings, the more money they make, simply by the generation of activity alone.
Any Realtor who takes a listing and does not try to sell it is missing out on both the opportunity to service their client but to also create a possitive image of the the industry as a whole. Sometimes listings just dont go anywhere and that is just the market these days, however, if the property is marketed properly and the price is right, there should at least be activity.
I would be happy to show you our marketing plan and stratagies if you require assistance in selling your property.
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I can tell you this - when I list a home, I work very hard to sell it, by my own hands or other agents'. I do not sit back and wait for others to do my job - it takes hard work to get a home sold in this market. Getting it on the MLS is the easiest part of the process.
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