The main difference between the larger companies is their internet presence and additional marketing which some provide.
It really comes down to the individual agent. Look for someone who is knowledgeable and specializes in your area, has a proven track record, and most importantly, someone who you feel comfortable with.
Commission is negotiable, as are contract terms, but the typical listing agreement is for six months.
Best of luck, its a great time to sellâ€¦
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As others have noted the only way to really determine who would be best to sell your home is face to face interviews. The company has somewhat to do with the quality of service due to office policies and their impact, but as some have stated it is mostly the individual Realtor or the team that will determine what you are getting.
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The difference in service has to do with the individual agent offering services. As mentioned agents are independent contractors and this is why services vary greatly from one agent to another, not because of the company they work with. It is up to the agent not the company as to what services (individually) the agents are willing to offer each client. One client may receive an abundance of services while another may receive less than average services.
Commission standards are the same across the board. Contract terms can be modified to suite an individual seller's need. The contract period is determined by the client, and all the contracts produced are legally binding with the real estate companies not the agents. Agents are mediators, for lack of better words, who represent/assist buyers and sellers.
In finding an experienced agent, you may want to interview several and determine what services each agent is willing to give you to get your house sold. Best of luck to you.
To answer that question best, I would recommend you interview three agents one from each company and see for yourself which company and real estate agent you are more comfortable with.
As mentioned below, all commissions and contract terms are negotiable,.therefore, the most important point to focus on when interviewing agents is finding an individual with the right positioning and marketing strategy to bring your property to market the proper way. This will create the necessary momentum that will drive the demand, which in turn will allow you to obtain the highest and best price for your unit.
If you would like to hear more about how myself and my firm would service you, I'd be glad to schedule a time to meet and further discuss. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.
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Commercial â–ª Residential â–ª Development â–ª Management
840 Bergen Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306
Hackensack â–ª Jersey City
In addition to all the other reasonable comments, If your condo is in downtown JC, pick an agent connected to the NYC market (licensed in both states) as many of the most competitive buyers are crossing the river. That would be me. Call if you want to have coffee and talk.
Werner Bargsten 201-233-0698
Coldwell Banker Downtown JC.
Oxford Property Group, NYC
Call me at (201) 743-9179.
Contact me for a free list of question to ask your potential agent.
Add Keller Williams to you list , they are now the largest Real Estate company in the nation and there is a reason for it.
I can tell you what is the same between these companies. They might put a sign if the condo complex allows it and they will put it on the Hudson MLS,
What will differ is who and where they target buyers on various websites. The level of service the provide. Will they get most of the leads and bring buyers or do they just put it out there for other agents who know nothing about your condo to try and sell it.
Ultimately, do interview agents as we are your direct contact. Have a list of questions you ask each, including how they will handle marketing, offers, appointments. In the he end, hire who you feel will represent you the best.
Commission fees are all negotiable, and are generally 5% and up at this time. You will agree with the agent about the length of the listing. Usually we would ask for at least 6 months in order to effectively market the property.
As other agents have said, you need to find someone to work with that you feel comfortable with. The larger nationwide agencies have the advantage of a nationwide website to list your property. This allows people out of the area looking to move here to see what there is on offer.
Beyond that we all work with a Multiple Listing Service which allows any agent in Hudson County to show your property. The agency and agent you choose is responsible for all other advertising.
I am a 35 year resident of Jersey City affiliated with Century 21's agency on Grove St. in Downtown Jersey City. I think I have the advantage of being very familiar with the area as well as having a connection with a nationwide company. I would be happy to meet with you and discuss what we can do to market your property
As far as selling your condominium, I'd like to talk more about excellent market strategies in order to produce a sale. I have great experience in jersey city and can offer you an accurate comparative market analysis. If you can give me a call at your earliest convenience, I'd be more than glad to help address your concerns and answer any questions you may have.
EXIT Preferred Realty Group
Licensed Real Estate Professional
273 Grove St
Jersey City, NJ