Attributes I recommend looking for in a listing agent:
One who presents a strategy and demonstrates experience with the following steps:
1. MARKET ANALYSIS & PRICING
2. PREPARING THE PROPERTY FOR MARKET
3. PHOTOGRAPHY, DOCUMENTATION & LISTING DISTRIBUTION
4. INTRODUCE YOUR PROPERTY TO THE MARKET VIA CARAVANS, OPEN HOUSE & APPOINTMENTS
5. CONTRACT REVIEW & SKILLED NEGOTIATION
6. MANAGING ESCROW TO A SUCCESSFUL CLOSE WITH FUNDING CONFIRMATION & RECORDING
Some personal attributes to look for are:
A. One who takes the time to understand your goals and finances involved.
B. One who is responsive, personable and a very good listener.
C. One who pays attention to details and helps make decisions that create the best possible outcome for you.
I am a listing agent in Santa Barbara, our marketplace is similar to Los Gatos. I have a great agent I can refer who specializes in Los Gatos.
All the best,