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Edite Lawren…, Real Estate Pro in Longmont, CO

What are you looking for when choosing a Realtor to sell your home?

Asked by Edite Lawrence, Longmont, CO Tue Jun 19, 2007

What are your main concerns or fears regards home selling process? What could help you to eliminate them?


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You're looking for the results you want and a process that's as quick and easy for you as possible.

If you're a seller, you're looking for the most money in the least time with the greatest ease (and environmental responsibility doesn't hurt, either). This means a solid marketing plan, a solid track record, someone who knows the market in your area, and great communication.

If you're a buyer, you're looking for someone who will make the process easy on you... someone who will spend the time to effectively communicate and learn what you're looking for so that you actually spend your time going to properties that might actually work for you. You also want someone who is a skilled negotiator to obtain the price and terms that are acceptable to you. Knowledge of the market comes in handy here, too.

Either way, the two key aspects you're looking for in an agent are market knowledge and communication / follow-up skills.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 10, 2007
As a Realtor I find sellers want to be informed as to what is going on with the entire process from marketing to showings. They want an agent who can handle situations with ease, and experience so they don't have to worry. Having a successful track record might be part of that process.
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 29, 2007
Experience is huge. Someone who communicates well and follows up stands out in this business.

Thanks for asking, Edite.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 7, 2012
A negotiator will sell your home faster than someone who offers you the world. If they are honest about price then you are on the right track! Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 17, 2008
Funny how there are all Realtors answering this question.

Yes Stu is a Realtor, and a great one!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 21, 2008
Marketing the home is very important. Ask about there marketing plan. What are they willing to do for you?
It is important to find A Realtor that is good on the web. Most buyers start lookin there first and have already veiwed your home before walking the door..
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 13, 2008
Experience and marketing skills. After all, the home will sell itself, the job of the Realtor is to market the property to the most qualified buyers. Ask them what they will do for you once the home is listed, e.g. weekly updates, market activity, website traffic reports. DON'T choose the Realtor who is going to list your home for the highest price. Make sure the comparable homes chosen for the CMA have similar criteria.
Web Reference: http://PhilFowler.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 10, 2007
Experience would be the number one characteristic your real estate agent should have. Beyond that, educational credentials, a pleasing personality - you want to feel comfortable talking to your agent!, and someone with a strong marketing plan for selling your property. But try not to be swayed by slick presentations. Also, never pick a real estate agent solely on the basis that they will list your property at the highest price. It is never the real estate agent that determines price. Instead, your agent should be educating you on the current state of the market, and what is a realistic expectation of what price your property will command. It is the market that sets the price - supply and demand between buyers and sellers. Also get a feel for the agent's negotiation skills, contract writing skills, and communication skills - these are all just as important as property marketing for seeing a contract through to a successful end.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 10, 2007
I would choose a Realtor who is very involved in the real estate community (has served on the local Board of Realtors, has a good working relationship with many other real estate agents in the area), and has completed a good number of transactions (100 or more). That way, if (when?!) the transaction runs into a snag, their experience will guide you toward a satisfactory resolution.
Web Reference: http://www.metfinehomes.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 19, 2007
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