Seriously, you want to do some interviews of course. But in doing those interviews you have to ask the right questions.
Here is how to ask the wrong way, followed by the right way:
Wrong: Will you advertise my home?
Right: Where will you advertise my home? How many times per month? For how long?
Wrong: Will you do open houses?
Right: How many open houses will you do per month? Will you continue to do them every month of the listing? Can you put that in writing?
Wrong: Will you put my home on the Internet?
Right: Can you give me a complete list of websites where I can find my home after you list it?
The strategy is to find out EXACTLY and SPECIFICALLY what an agent is going to do to get your home sold. A good agent will have no problem committing to a specific program and putting it in writing.
It's Me!!! LOL....
If not, I'd like to think I'm pretty darn close. I grew up in Linden, know it like the back of my hand and as a matter of fact still live in Linden. I'm close friends with a couple of shall we say local industry insiders, and not to sound cliche` but my number one job is customer satisfaction and I demand the same from all the agents in my brokerage. If you'd like feel free to give me a buzz, I'll tell you more, not so much about myself but how I can help you best depending on your particular situation, needs, timeline and so on.
Owner / Broker Manager
Marivic GMAC Real Estate
2056A Lincoln Hwy. (Rt.27)
Edison, NJ 08817-3330
Office: 732-650-9911 Ext.302
Toll Free: 1-866-745-GMAC(4622) Ext.302
RE/MAX VILLAGE SQUARE
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
Pricing your home right from the start will move it quickly since the many agents out there will tell their buyer customers what a great value your home is compared to all the others that are just sitting there.
You might even be pleasantly surprised with more than one offer.
If you would like more tips on buying or selling a home, I would love to hear from you.
I'm still in the real estate business after 29 years!