It may be a good idea to speak with her as well as a few others to see who you think will best represent your interests. Ask about pricing, marketing and listing strategy and experience in your local area.
As Realtors, we understand that there is a lot of competition, so most expect that you will interview multiple agents.
It is a GREAT time to sell-I just sold a home in Wynnewood in 3 days.
Best of luck to you!
1) The paperwork involved in this process is extremely complicated, having stated this It is important that a Realtor be â€œpracticed at our tradeâ€ pick a RealtorÂ® which has completed 15+ transactions the previous year
2) Interview 3-5 full time RealtorsÂ® (very few part-time agents have the same skills as a person who works Real Estate on a full time basis)
3) Do not choose a RealtorÂ® who proclaims themselves as â€œEXPERTSâ€ because they have taken a seminar and have a designation on their business card. (CDPE, ABR, CRS and others) many of these expert classes require less than 16 hours of training and everyone who pays the fee passes. The experts are the ones who run the race not just buy the t-shirt.
4) Do a basic back ground check on your RealtorÂ® use a site like PIPL or just goggle their name, this usually turns up items such as lawsuits, bankruptcies or other items which you feel might interfere or conflict with a RealtorÂ® representing your best interest. Ps: this does not work for a John Smith
5) Once you have interviewed your potential RealtorsÂ® and if you are still unsure and want a â€œtrail runâ€ sign an exclusive buyers agency for 48 hours with the RealtorÂ® and explain if all goes well in the beginning then you will be willing to commit for 3-6 months.
6) Work with a RealtorÂ® which is local to your area. Meaning a 10-20 mile radius, they will know the schools, shopping and the growth potential of the area without having to go look it up!
7) Donâ€™t worry too much about a RealtorsÂ® personal advertising program, if they are a member of the local MLS & have a National Brand their personal attempts to enhance the marketing of your home is limited at best. If they state otherwise they are just blowing hot air. The internet takes care of 98% of the advertising needs.
8) Before you sign a contract wait one week & call your choice 2-3 times, see if they answer the phone and if they call back within 4 business hours. Believe it or not answering the phone is one of the most important items on this list.
Before you even start this process consider purchasing the book by Dave Ramsey â€œThe Total Money Makeoverâ€ this will provide valuable information in regard to having a successful financial life & make a prudent home purchase!
Thatâ€™s your list! Good Luck!
Keller Williams Real Estate
Preferred (267) 446-7266
(215) 631-1900 ext 1939l
If seriously considering listing a property one should always interview several agents AND require a written comprehensive marketing plan for your specific property. This should include what you can expect from both their agency and themselves.
One of the biggest mistakes people get into when listing property is assuming certain things will be done, only after it's too late finding things aren't as they thought. This written plan should become a "blue print" for success, being able to follow the marketing plan step-by-step. It should include things like: open houses, feedback on showings, internet presence, print advertising, professional networking, their annual marketing budget, self-promotion, company visibility etc. etc.
Never settle for putting it on the local MLS and putting a sign in the front yard......there's much more to selling a property than this. Make sure it's clear and in print!
Hope this is helpful.
However, upon hearing them, they all respond, 'Of course those are the important things!"
When you know the important things, your interview have a objective other than personality matching!
The agent who addresses these seven important issues without you having to pry a response from them is the agent that is in tune to your needs and the process. The agent who answers your questions without your need to ask them.
Just to get you tuned in:
Two of those questions you must have a response to (without asking) are:
1. What will it cost
2. How long will it take.
The other five are MORE important.
If the agent with whom you worked is still maintaining contact with you, you absolutely SHOULD include her in the review process.
Need to know the other five questions? You will need to call.
Best of success to you,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
I copied this from the other forum just in case you only checked the answers here:
Who you choose to sell your home is a big decision. Many people feel loyalty to the agent who helped them purchase the home in the first place, and that is completely understandable. However, you owe it to yourselves to make sure you hire the right agent for the job of selling you home. Ultimately, this isn't about feelings, this is business.
Most people will interview two or more agents to sell their home. You want someone who you feel comfortable with not only as a person, but you want to feel comfortable knowing that the sale of your home is in their hands, and they will use the resources at their disposal to get the job done as quickly as possible while netting you the most money as possible.
Personally, I specialize in Montgomery County real estate, and I would love the opportunity to interview for the job of selling your home and review the strategies I use to get homes sold. You may reach me through any of the methods in my signature below.
Joshua Stein, REALTORÂ®
Coldwell Banker Preferred â€“ Conshohocken
Office:(610) 828-9558 * Cell: (215) 866-8030
Direct:(484) 270-1165 * Fax: (215) 999-5894
PA License #RS317975