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Century 21 tenace
The first is their marketing plan. What will they do to get your property maximum exposure in the current market? What will they do differently than most other agents? What's so special about their brokerage?
The second is their background in negotiating. The agent should have a very good idea of what comparable properties are on the market right now, how to competitively price your apartment and which offer to accept. If they've done their homework before the listing appointment, they should know how much your property is worth and how to handle any negotiations.
The third is the process of selling. The agent should be aware of any pitfalls that could occur between an accepted offer to a fully executed contract. Remember that your apartment isn't sold after an accepted offer, it's sold after a fully executed contract. There are many problems that can happen before you reach the closing table and you want a competent agent who knows how to handle any unpredicted problems.
Lastly, you need to consider if you would be willing to do business with this person again in the future. Do they seem like someone you want reaching out to you after the sale of your home or you'd consider sending your family/friends to. Do they understand that the sale of your home is also an emotional process and how to handle it? It's important to have someone you trust and like to represent you for your apartment.
If you've found someone that fits these criteria's then I suggest you move forward with listing them.
The agent you WANT to work with will answer the important questions without you needing to ask. This attribute is reflective of the agent that is focused on YOU not their ego.
The two seemingly big questions every seller has is:
1. "Annette, How much will it cost?"
2. "Annette, How long will it take?
The other questions you really want answered, but do not know these are important questions yet are:
3. "Does Annette have the experience to sell my home?"
4. "Does Annette have the resources to get my home sold?"
5. "Does Annette know what she's doing?"
6. "Does Annette have my back?"
The agent you want to work with will understand you have these questions. The ability to provide a comprehensive solution that is clear, concise and fully understandable suggests this agent has perfected their communication skills and applied those skills to addressing YOUR specific situation. When your concerns are properly assuaged, you will say, "Annette, will you call and cancel my appointment with the other agents and lets get me on my way to the next chapter of my life."
Think on this a moment.
Do you want to work with the agent you must LEAD through the process or the one who demonstrates they are, by their very nature, proactive, and reflects a deep understanding of your concerns and meets them head on?
Print this out. You will find it incredibly useful. The agent across the table will ask, "Do you have any questions?" Check your list of six questions. If you do, say 'No."
Best of success to you.
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
Vice-President, Associate Broker
Corcoran Group Real Estate
Union Square Office
36 East 12th Street
New York, NY 10003
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1.Are you a full-time professional real estate agent? How long have you worked full time in real estate? How long have you been representing buyers? What professional designations do you have?
2.Do you have a Website that will list my home? Can I have your URL address? Who responds to emails and how quickly? Whatâ€™s your email address?
3.How will you get paid? How are your fees structured? May I have that in writing?
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