Good question but the only people who can answer this questions is home seller's like you. Naturally, all Realtors think they are the best. I know that I provide excellent service to my clients. But, the only way you would know that is to talk with my past clients or to use me yourself and then decide. Many home owners see Realtor signs in the area and think that because they have more homes for sale, they must be the best but remember a home for sale is not a home sold! Your best bet is to interview Realtors, have a list of questions or concerns that are important to you and then decide for yourself. I myself do not yes home owners to death. I am very honest. If I think a home owner's sale price is too high or unrealistic, I tell them. If the home owner thinks their home is in great condition but in reality it needs updating or improvements, I tell them. It's important have a Realtor who is honest with you. The last thing you need is to get your hopes up and then sit on the market for a year.
I hope my advice helps you.
If you have any other questions, feel free to just ask me.
RE/MAX ACTION REALTY
(215) 669-0589 Direct
(215) 358-1100 Office Ask for Renee
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Everyone wants an agent that is diligent, knowledgeable, responsive, and always keeps their clients in the loop of how their property is being marketed.
Consider a part time agent who is trying to go full-time, more times than not it is the part timer who trying to go full time that will be the most ambitious. Also an agent who is tech savy and in touch with the world of social media and online advertising. An agent with an internet presence can go a long way.
Also consider an agent who does not have any listings, that way 100% of their energy/resources can be committed to marketing your property.
It would be a good idea to employ an agent who will always tell you the truth, and be completely straight forward with you. Your agent isnt there to be hurtful but helpful.
Please let me know if you have any other questions
"Real Estate is my Business, Complete Client satisfaction is my purpose"
Remember: just because someone's been in the business longer, doesn't necessarily mean they're "better". The beauty and value of a real estate agent is truly in the eyes of the beholder:)
What do I mean by that? Interview at least 3 or so realtors. (And yes..they should not only be a real estate "associate"...they should be a full-fledged REALTOR) Interview them. And, ultimately, go with your "gut"....do you LIKE the person? do you TRUST the person?
Good luck with your search! And don't hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have at 610.324.5240.
Also for FREE Special Reports for Sellers, visit my website at: http://www.JudysFineHomes.com/meet/reports.htm.
Judy May, JD, Realtor
O: 610.489.7700 x. 3612
What are your expectations of your agent? When you hire me , I will exceed your expectations. This is a great time for you to list your home. Serious buyers are out there and I know how to get them!
If you are also looking to buy, make sure the agent is also a good buyer's agent.
I am not sure if you have gotten the answer you have been looking for yet. Faith seems to hit the nail on the head the closest in that the best seller's agent is going to be extremely personal to you. In today's New Market so much is changing so quickly in financing, Buyer pool, houses on market, ect., that the agent you really need to find is the one who is going to take the time and risk to sit with you and ask thought provoking questions to determine what is the most important thing to you about selling at this time, so they can make that the most important thing to them. At the end of the day the best agent for you will be the one who understands your goals and needs on the front side and can honestly help your reach them. Many of Mr. Eckler's points are valid as well in that the agent's stats and marketing plans make a large difference, though I also agree with Faith on this that some of the high profile agents may also be "Very Busy" and not have the ability to give you as much time and attention as your situation may call for.
Collegeville is not unlike other regions of the country in that there are typically many top agents that have the skills and ability to sell homes regardless of the type of market that exists. But, "the best real estate agent?"
This would rival asking a total stranger to pick out a beautiful home that will meet your families needs without understanding your criteria or knowing anything about your family.
A best quality to one person may be a negative quality to another. There is a large pool of excellent agents that bring a very wide variety of talents and personalities to the table. The best agent, is no doubt going to be someone that YOU can work well with and therefore should be someone you invest some time to identify.
Your best action is to identify some high profile agents and interview them relative to your personal needs and expectations. These are some areas you may want to target:
1.How many homes have you sold in the past 6 months?
2. Are you a full time agent?
3. What is your personal marketing plan?
4. What is your plan to sell my home?
5. Tell me about your companies advertising budget. Tell me about yours.
6. Show me the scope of your personal business internet presence.
7. How are you and your company reaching foreign buyers?
8. Why should we choose you instead of another agent?
9. Are you willing to provide me with names of former customers as references?
10. How do you plan on keeping us informed during the selling process?
The "Best Agent" should not only be someone that can sell homes but someone that you feel you can both trust and work closely with.
The "Eckler Team"
Michael Saunders & Company
2008 Five Star Award for Outstanding Customer Service
The best Listing agent in Collegeville? That is a loaded question! I am sure you will get plenty of responses from agents. It depends on what you call "the best". Each person has thier own criterea. I know a few very good Listing agents. Contact me if you would like a few names to interview.
the very best of luck to you!
Michael D Delp
4802 Old Bethlehem Pike,
Telford Pa. 18969
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