#1. Are they (the agent) intuitively answering the seven important questions you have? If you have to ask the question.....not a good beginning. When I give you the list of these 7 questions you will see how basic it is and how crucial the responses are to selecting whom you hire.
#2. Strategy. There are four hierarchail markets that should be addressed sequentially. Most agents only address the last one via the MLS. This is easy for the agent, costly for you.
#3. Solutons: What are the challenges that must be overcome (not to sell your house) that will enable a buyer to purchase your house? How will the agent suggest overcoming them?
If someone submits to you a questionaire of 25 questions to ask your agent....understand, you are being minipulated.
Finally, the agents agility to adapt to your needs, requirments and that of the existing real estate market in addition to possessing the vision to position your home in a distinguishing manner reflect on the resources, creativity, effectiveness of the agent. Most only know one way to sell a home, but they all hang different words on 'put it in the MLS.'
TRUST YOUR INTUITION! If your peace is disturbed, you must give that agent a pass. Regret, unfortuneately, endures much longer than the sweetness of a smiling face.
Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
Yes, if your home is in need of a fresh coat of paint, then I suggest choosing neutral colors. This is the most important prep a home owner can do. Always choose a nice neutral color that works for most people. Light grays are really popular now and it is easy to buy a small container of paint so you can try it out first. If you can't afford to paint the entire house, then the front door and the foyer should be painted first. This is what the buyer will remember most about your home.... more