I recommend interviewing a couple of different agents from different brokerage firms, for instance: Compare a boutique agency to a franchise. Most importantly make sure the agent you choose is committed to their work. Often times agents will practice only part time real estate which will hinder your sale.... more
You are looking for a listing agent to list your home for sale with. So you want to know how they deal with the day in day out marketing and advertising of your home, what they expect from you, how they deal with showings and open houses, and ask them why they would do a good job for you and your home to get sold. Remember that you want to hear the truth from your trusted Agent, not what you would like to hear, that your home is worth more than it really is so you list with that agent NOOOOOO
You want an honest and straightforward agent who will put the numbers and market facts in front of you, will tell you how they will communicate with you, and do all the other things mentioned above....And yes if the agent tells you about things you should be changing or improving on in your home, whether you like them or not, the agent wants to do what is best for your home to get sold and seen by as many buyers as possible, so listen and negotiate with the agent you trust, what is most important and what are
the least expensive but most effective changes you can make to get your home ready for sale.
You also want to know that this agent is your agent you will deal with throughout the listing period, not that he or she is working with a large team and you never know who is going to be doing what.
And then yes who do you trust and like best, you know your trust in the expertise and personality
of the Realtor is the same as if you were selecting your family doctor, dentist or attorney....
If you need a good recommendation or your area and have not yet listed your home, let me know and
I gladly send a good one your way.
Good Luck to you
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Right now active listings are down near 30% where sales are up 10-20%, buyers are buying now with less competition for home sellers. In the spring the majority of homes come on the market where there will be more competition among home sellers as buyers have more choices. Where we had such a mile winter, we did not see the huge slow down that usually occurs. My advice is listing now. If you need any assistance please feel free to email or call. I would love to help you sell your home.... more