I would recommend that you interview several local agents. The agent you select should have experience and in this slow market a strong agent should be thriving. I would ask them about the number of homes sold this year and last year. I would ask about their marketing plan. I would ask them for their list to sell ratio.
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Keller Williams Realty
His name is Robert Frye, he works with Resch Realty out of Virginia Beach. We and his other clients I spoke about all in Hampton, close to the base.
The agen you are looking for is one who can give you prices where you can expect to sell in one week, one month, three months, or is normally the case in Western Branch up to six months. After that you need to do absorbton rates to look at the number of homes avail as compaired to the number actually selling. This can be used to determin the price you need. Next comes deciding the agent who can get this price in the best time frame. Dont be fooled, into selecting your agent buy price. The price it sell for at various time lines is a constant. The market determins that price. For example no amount of advertising will sell a $300,000home for $600,000. However less than desirable marketing can reduce that $300,000 home from selling at the proper time. Marketing takes time and money. Agents that have listings can afford to list yours because we have marketing paid for in bulk, Such as Realtor.com, Trulia etc. Good luck. We would like to apply for the Job of selling your home. Just give us a call.