hm not sure how I should answer the question, you are looking for the Bigger is Better kind of magic wand.
You know as far as working with a good solid Realtor, experienced in your area, it is really not so much how much this agent has sold, and how fast. Fast really depends on the buyers, on the agents bringing in the buyers, the listing agent can make wonderful brochures, open house events, and market and advertise your
property well and price it in a market friendly way, but at the end YOU will depend on a ready and willing buyer, with the financial background to purchase who will like just YOUR home, or it just fits their needs.
When a Realtor tells you how many homes they have sold, if they did it all by themselves, then they certainly did not have much time to communicate and inform their sellers, keep them updated about the market, if on the other hand they work with a team of different agents, and assistants then different tasks will be taken care of by very different people, like having your Family Doctor always always seeing you, whenever you need
him or her, or going to a clinic and not knowing which doctor will see you this time.... May be not exactly like that but very similar.
Select the Realtor you are working with like you would select a family doctor, attorney, dentist etc., someone you trust, you have great rapport with, and you can count on and who will be working in YOUR best interest, not just wanting to sell your property.... You also want a Realtor who has the time to discuss the market with you, make recommendations how to improve your home, like with staging, a little new paint, a better curb appeal etc. etc., all of it that keeps YOU the seller in the loop about showings and the market around takes
time ..... So get some recommendations, sit down with them and see what they say about your home, its
market value, what they intend to do as far as marketing and advertising goes and how much time they think it may take (very hard to tell though in today's buyers market - therefore as a seller you should be patient unless you just want to sell at any price)....
Make a good decision, and pick the honest, straightforward, truly good agent and good negotiator and
communicator, as he or she will be negotiating on your behalf, if and when the right buyer comes along.
I like to limit the number of concurrent listings so that I am able to take good care of my home owners, and care for their homes in every which way as if they were my own, I can always be reached and always respond quickly to my clients and keep them informed about the market on a very regular basis..... and of
course I also work with buyers and investors as time permits....
When you find the Realtor you get along with, and you trust most, make sure you do listen to his or her
suggestions how to present your home in its most positive way, doing everything right in the beginning incl.
putting the house on the market at the most competitive pricing helps you in the end getting your home sold.
Hope this helps a little and gives you a little different insight.... Good Luck to you... and a happy 2012
Edith YourRealtor4Life~! and Chicago and Northern Illinois & North Shore Expert
working always in the very BEST interest of her clients, buyers, sellers and investors alike...
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