Atlantic Highlands Seller/Buyer, Kevin Hawkins gave you an excellent overview. The take-home message: the SELLER pays the commissions.
When you choose a REALTORÂ®, there are many factors you should consider:
Is he/she familiar with the LOCAL area?
Is he/she willing to take the time to really get to know you, answer all of your questions, and give you all the information you need to know when selling or buying a home in New Jersey?
Who will do the very best job to market your home when you sell it?
Who knows most about the latest marketing technology, including SMS text messages, QR codes, and internet presence?
Who will maximize the number and quality of the photos of the home you're selling, and also include a video or virtual tour?
Interview 2 or 3 different REALTORSÂ® and see who you're most comfortable with. Better yet, pre-screen who you interview by looking at each person's web site/blog to get an idea of how they think and what they value. My website is: http://www.rumsonfairhavenhome.com
and I also post real estate stories on the Rumson-Fair Haven Patch http://rumson.patch.com/.
P.S.: Ask the REALTORSÂ® about the initials after their names. The "GRI" is the most prestigious and difficult to obtain, and if they don't have it, ask them why not (and see if you agree with their answers).
Leonard â€œLenâ€ Dunikoski, GRI
Diane Turton Realtors â€“ Rumson Office
8 West River Road
Rumson, NJ 07760
(732) 239-0739 (cell) (732) 530-6686 (office)