You can call the agency, or agencies, who do a lot of business in your area. You can determine this by viewing property on Trulia, or on your choice of sites, and seeing who shows up most. Call either an agent who advertises on these sites or call their agency and ask for the "Designated Broker". This DB will be able to connect you to a Realtor who works your location.
You may want a listing agent who specializes or, better yet, a Buyer Agent who also lists property. Once you list your property the job will be to find a qualified buyer and either should do the job for you.
Consider, of course, that you have a listing agreement with an agent now and will need to wait for that to lapse before moving on.
So many factors go in to the successful marketing and selling of your home. If meeting with your agent and having a discussion regarding why your house has not sold to date doesn't bring you the answers you're looking for, it may be time to interview other agents.
I would be happy to speak with you regarding your listing and give you a full presentation that represents how I would work for you.
Feel free to email me or call.
Best of Luck!
you need to meet with your agent and discuss any issues you have. if you are not satisfied with the answers you are given, then call the broker of the office you listed with and voice your concerns. if you are not completely satisfied with their answers, then you may ask for an unconditional release from your contract.
the Begenfield market, from 6/23/09-7/3/09 has sold 6 homes. also, in the last 30 days, 17 homes have gone under contract in Bergenfield. as i do not know what type of home you have, single family, 2 family and the list price of your home, i can not tell you if your home falls into the price range of sold homes or under contract homes.
wishing you the best
Whether the agent is part time and full time should play only a minor role. My office has some top listing agents, who don't necessarily work full time as an agent - they have another job. I would say the marketing plan, the availability of an agent, and overall communication will be key qualities to look for when interviewing agents. Many are not tech-savvy and will not promote as much online (only what is automatically advertised through their company). Others who have an online presence via a personal website, blog, or several listings will be able to know what steps are needed to really make your home stand out from the rest of the ample inventory out there. And of course, as many have mentioned, the overall pricing of the property is key. Typically within the first 2 weeks, you will get most of your showings so if the property is not staged to sell and priced too high you are going to lose a large portion of possible qualified buyers. Let me know if you're interested in setting up a time for me to share my marketing plan with you! I'd be glad to help you in any way possible.
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According to NAR statistics, approximately 35% of Realtors are full time.I would intereview three Realtors, and pick the best one. Not all Realtors are created equal.
I don't know your situation, however the correct pricing of a home is 60-80% of getting it sold. You normally need 10-12 showings to get an offer. So if there are no showings, then Realtors are out showing other properties that they believe offer more value.
You need to know how many properties, like yours, have sold gone into escrow, or reduced their price, since your home hit the market. A properly priced home will sell in the first 30 days, at closest to asking price. So, in most markets, overpricing will actually cost you.
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Many of us can give you a referral for an agent in your area (and collect a referral fee from their broker) but I suggest that whomever you decide to interview (and it should be more than 1 agent) that you ask them if they are full time or part time and ask them for their marketing plan. How do they plan on marketing your home. I've seen some part time agents that really do well in this business so I' m not so sure if it's because your agent was part time or lazy. Did you know when you hired your agent that they did it part time or as a hobby? Honestly, the real estate business is anything but part time work and its unfortunate that you obviously had a bad experience. I don't understand why agents take listings and then do nothing to get them sold.
Definitely ask your friends and/or family for realtor referrals and I'm sure you'll get some agents here on Trulia but interview them and question them as to their ability to sell your home. You've already had one bad experience, you do not want to waste more time with another unmotivated agent.
Gina Chirico, Sales Associate/Realtor
Prudential New Jersey Properties
West Essex Regional
973-239-7700 ext 132 Office
Full time. Member of the Allen Hainge Real Estate CyberStars (approx. 250 members in the US).
Member Council of Residential Specialists (CRS) of the National Association of REALTORS.
Joan Prout, MBA
RE/MAX Villa REALTORS
Jersey City, NJ