Great question! Just because an agent has a lot of listings or sold a lot of properties does not mean that they are the best agent. The best agent for you is someone who will be what "you" need them to be. If honesty is important to you then you need to find out how honest agents are. Does the agent just yes you to death simply because they want your business or will they tell you how it is? Is ethics important to you? Is protecting your best interest important to you? How important is knowledge of the Agreement of Sale and will your agent know it inside and out so as to get you the best possible deal for you? So, you shouldn't just count how many listings an agent has because having a listing means it hasn't sold yet. Selling a home doesn't mean that agent is the best. Of those homes that agent sold, how many was that agent a "dual" agent which means they represented both sides which means that agent was not negotiating for the buyer or the seller. They were simply a mediator. Do your homework and actually interview agents.
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Seeing how many signs are in a neighborhood can be misleading. After all, that only means that the homes are on the market. You should get good referrals from friends and family, or get good data. Better yet, get both, and then make your decision.
I think you asked a great question, one that many other people might wonder about.
You need to be concerned about the sale of your property and not the sale of others. With no dis-respect to Realtors that sell many listings, I have "picked up the pieces" after a seller listed with a "top agent" and it was not pretty. For agents with a lot of listings it is a numbers game. If a couple of properties don't sell, it's no big deal.
The sale of your property IS a big deal to you. So I suggest talking with three Realtors and selected the one that you believe will do the best job. Not all Realtors are alike, and you want the Realtor best for your needs.
Although I do not work in your area I would be honored to provide you with a referral to a top Realtor in your area that you can interview. You can contact me via my Trulia profile.
They might not be the best person for you.
You and your agent need to have trust, friendship and understanding to make you feel comfortable in the process!
You shoudl also ask what their marketing plan, where they advertise, what they think the value of your house is, what they think you should ask and what they think you will get. Make sure they only do assisted showings. Larger agents use unassisted showings where someoen calls a showing desk, usually in a nother state or even country, they are given a lock box code, you have a stranger in your house and no one is there to explain to them what makes your house special, where is the lot lines or how old is the roof. Bigger is not better, often they wont have the tome to give you as they are spread out too much, consider independant brokers, family brokers and such. You will get personal and professional service you may be happier with. good luck in your sale
With this technology, I can show days on market, percentage of price paid versus list price and many other variables.
That's what my motto "MoveSmarter" means. I keep my clients informed and ahead of the market. So, hit me up :
Beware fo companies that talk about how much Real Estate they sell as they never disclose how many agents it takes to sell those homes. If Agency "A" sells 20 homes with 10 Agents and Agency "B" sells 30 homes with 50 Agents, which do you think would serve you better?
This is an easy question to answer. Prudential Fox and Roach Realtors is the #1 agency in the Delaware Valley. Our agents outsell the competition in all areas. We have the data and documentation to prove that. We have been given many awards for outstanding service, including J.D.Powers which is a consumer group.
We have all of the tools necessary for buyers and sellers; the most exposure on the internet; the most educated agents; excellent financing; a settlement money-back guarantee, etc. We are the only company using YAHOO right now and we are exposed on more sites than any other company in the Delaware Valley. We also have HOMEEXPERT which no other company has in this area. When you look at articles in the paper on statistics of home sales, etc., we are always quoted because we OWN it. The Federal Reserve Bank comes to us for info.
If you would like, I can generate a report from HOMEEXPERTS which will show you which company has sold the most properties in your zip code and price range. It is something that I can get together for you in less than 5 minutes. If you would like it please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no cost or obligation for this report.
Some good responses - is always good to get a strong referral and/or recommendation.
As far as who has sold a lot of properties in both Fishtown and Northern Liberties, we are right here !
Visit our site to see the properties we are marketing in Northern Liberties and Fishtown.
We have extensive experience in both and of course live in Northern Liberties so that goes a long way in being able to communicate and sell all the benefits of the neighborhood (s).
Also check out "selling your home"
http://www.thesomersteam.com/selling.php . It is crucial not only to get a realtor who has sold a lot (like us) but someone who is doing extensive marketing and advertising currently to help get homes sold in this market (like us) !! : )
Look foward to hearing from you. Feel free to contact us through our site below or call 215-400-2612.
I have a list of questions every seller should ask there agent if your interested in that. Also look for agents that have designations. ABR, GRI, CRS etc.... these agents have spent time and money on their career and have learned a lot!
Hope that helps!