Besides on Trulia I have letters of recommendation posted on my website:
It sounds like there is a good chance you will be selling your home while you are out of state. Be sure to find an agent who can watch over your home and resolve any issues for you. Most but not all agents have experience obtaining signatures via the internet, so you can focus on your new job and getting your new home functional without a physical presence at your old home.
To get an idea about the Santa Clara real estate market you can view the real estate statistics I have posted at
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Again, Thank you.
All the agents on this forum have provided great advice. Try to work with local agents who know the area, check their reviews and experience, marketing plans, etc...
Lastly since you are selling an older home make sure your agent has experience with older homes. And by older, I mean pre-WW2 homes. These homes have their own set of challenges and characteristics that make them unique and different from more typical homes.
Best of luck. Selling a home in these times does not take a rocket scientist as many would act like it does. Be truthful, know the area, know how to price a home, have a great marketing plan and virtual tour and ka bam. Multiple offers.
Are you moving to Grand Junction? I have an family in that area. Do you need an agent to assist you in Colorado too? An agent who can work with you to coordinate your sale and transition may be helpful.
I'd be happy to talk with you, no pressure, no obligation. My clients have found that information helps them to make a sound decision.
In the meantime, all the best to you.
Silicon Valley and Santa Clara city has seen a up swing in multiple offers of late, so using a seasoned agent with multiple offer experience is truly a huge priority I believe. So you don't leave money on the table in negotiations from lack of experience. Ask the agent/broker how many in Santa Clara city transactions they have closed say in the last 6 months at a minimum, and that have been multiples offers. Ask how they did in relation to list price to final sales price. Also ask to see a marketing specific, Internet, social media and photograhpy plan so you can compare effectiveness of agents. Some of my recent activity at my website see @ http://lovesantaclara.com/
then contact the one(s) you feel you could work with.
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