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Flo Jo Evans, Home Seller in Middleburg, FL

How do you find a good selling realtor in this slow market? Want to move north.

Asked by Flo Jo Evans, Middleburg, FL Sat Apr 19, 2008

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Even Good and Great Realtors are finding it more difficult to move properties in this market. Mike Collins is right on with his list of must haves.

Interview several Realtors. Selling a home demands superb marketing skills. I recommend that you check out the Realtor's listings on Realtor.com. This is the number one Internet site for Real Estate generating more that 6 million visitors a month. You home must be showcased with multiple photos, a written description, virtual tours and easy contact information for your agent.

This is a link showing the top 10 Internet Websites for Real Estate (My listings are featured on 5 of these)

If I can asist you in any way please contact me.

Cathy Sloan
Re/Max Specialsits
Jacksonville, Florida.
Web Reference: http://www.cathysloan.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun May 18, 2008
Flo Jo
I llike what I have seen posted so far. I would add that the right Realtor for you is able to show you, to your satisfaction, how they would market your home, what results to expect, and what will happen based on the results.

For example, in my market can tell my sellers that based on my marketing we can expect ten to twelve showings in the first two weeks (or two offers). If we do not achieve those resutls, we adjust the price. My goal is to sell the property within 30 days because I know that my sellers will get the best price. The longer a listing sits on the market , the lower the price (in most markets).
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Apr 20, 2008
Keith Sorem, Real Estate Pro in Glendale, CA
Hi Flo Jo,

Different individuals will share different ideas but we think it's important to identify the "Specialist" for your area. The best way to accomplish this is to interview agents and ask them the tough questions. Ask for their gross sales last year. Request a detailed account of their marketing plan that will successfully sell your home. Ask about their advertising budget. Request to see client recommendations. Of critical importance is their use of technology and internet presence.....ask them to show you their website etc.

Remember, you are looking for a clear understanding of how they plan to sell you home. Implement a line of questions that increase your insight in how they do business without loosing sight of the fact that this is a person you would like to work with... compatibility is IMPORTANT!

Good luck
The"Eckler Team"
Century 21 Almar & Associates
Venice, Fl 34285
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 19, 2008
Excellent Question!! Look diligently for a real estate broker in your area that provides "Relocation" Services. By doing so, you will be assisted with the selling of your current home and the purchase of your new home. This saves a lot of time and effort on your part.

When selecting your broker, make sure that they give you full details about their MARKETING AND PRICING STRATEGIES for your current home. If your home is not priced and marketed correctly, your progress in buying your new home may be impeded. If your home is priced and marketed correctly even in this slow market, it will sell faster than your competition < other homes for sale at the same time as yours.

TIP: Interview more than one broker and select the one that will guarantee that all your needs will be met even in a slow market. Have them prove their track (performance) record to you as well.

Respectfully Submitted
Audrey Winstead
Weichert Realtors
Camp Springs, MD
301-423-9200 extension 178
Web Reference: http://Weichert.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 6, 2008
Flo Jo,
The key is to select local area Realtor you feel good about, who has achieved positive results in Clay County selling homes in the past year. You also need someone who can give you the advice you need to stage your home and have it looking its best, because there are a whole lot of houses on the market competing with yours.
You want a Realtor who will make your home stand out from the crowd, great pictues, a virtual tour, and a very specific, detailed marketing plan.
You can see our listings on our website:
Mike Collins
Keller Williams First Coast Realty
Orange Park
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 24, 2008

Selecting a realtor is the same in any market. Interview a few and find the one who you can work best with. The only thing different at this point in time, select a realtor who can work the internet and new technologies for you. Still a lot of - take one picture - put it on the MLS - realtors out there.

Blaine Rabe
Remax Specialists OP, FL
Web Reference: http://www.blainerabe.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 22, 2008
Hi Flo,

A good Realtor is someone who knows what YOU want. We can't help you get where you want to be, if we don't know where that is.

I am a real estate consultant, I ask many questions because someone doesn't just wake up one morning and say "hey honey, we have nothing better to do today, let's sell the house".

You either are relocating, downsizing, upsizing, retiring, etc.

My opinion is that you need an agent (or real estate consultant) to talk to to make an informed decision on where you need to go and how to get there.

Communication is everything, and knowledge is power.

Best Regards, hope this helps.

Paula Bean
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 19, 2008
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