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Adent9, Home Buyer in Grand Junction, CO

I just got a job offer out of state and am planning on selling 1711 Main street. Need agent. What are the different options?

Asked by Adent9, Grand Junction, CO Sat Jun 8, 2013

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Since you are visiting Trulia, that is a good place to start. Look at how agents respond to questions, look at the agent's own website, and find out how successful they are and how much experience they have. Both Trulia and the agent's own website will probably have letters of recommendation.
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

Please don't hesitate to call and chat.

Juliana Lee
Top 2 agent nationwide at Keller Williams Realty, the nations largest
Cell 650-857-1000

Over 20 years experience
Over 1,000 homes sold in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
Web Reference: http://julianalee.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 8, 2013
Thanks to all the Trulia members that responded. I am going with a local agent Derek Miller. If you have any questions on the property you can talk to him. Right now there are a few details to get ready and we should be on the market very soon.
Again, Thank you.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 12, 2013
As a Santa Clara resident and agent who specializes in Santa Clara real estate I can tell you first hand that this is the strongest seller's market I have ever experienced. Making it a great time to sell.

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.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 10, 2013
Choose a local agent. There are many including great agents to choose from. Derek Miller, Below sounds like a good local guy also.
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.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 8, 2013
Old Santa Clara is a great little neighborhood. I've sold over there before. It is close to restaurants and Santa Clara University. Interview some agents. Someone who knows vintage and older homes is a plus because you are hiring someone who not only markets and negotiates, but risk manages your transaction. This is key to a successful closing and after sale.

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.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 8, 2013
I live in Santa Clara but I do own 35 acres above Grand Junction in Glade Park. The move to Colorado Springs will get me closer there. I have been working with an agent there for several months.
Flag Sun Jun 9, 2013
As most agents have said so far, check the online ratings of the agents at sites like Truila.com . See what their past clients have said about their performance especially on the listing side. Your 1711 Main Street home is also in an older neighborhood and not your typical ranch style home. Finding a local agent like myself who resides and works in the Santa Clara city limits specifically would be a must in my opinion even if it's not me. You need a local to sell the neighborhood and surrounding benefits of the city and the school system, always a big buyer draw.
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/
Web Reference: http://www.derekmiller.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 8, 2013
Check your local Trulia agents - you can search by zip code. Find 3 or 4 that seem to know what they are doing based on their online responses, interview them and then pick one!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 8, 2013
Choose and agent who is familiar with your area, check the profiles of agents on trulia,
then contact the one(s) you feel you could work with.
Good luck,
Certified Distressed Property Expert
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