5 Top Reasons to Hire a Selling Agent:
How do you Find the Right Real Estate Agent?
Not unlike any other product or service, most people turn to the internet. A good source would also be a referral from a friend of family member. Whether you ask someone you trust or you ask Google, the Realtor you choose should have a strong, professional online presence.
As a seller, put yourself in the buyer's shoes - you would likely do what 98% of people today do, which is search the internet for properties for sale. If buyers can't find your home online , it is likely to be missed.
Other important things to look for: professional high quality photos, MLS listings & info prominently displayed, easy to contact, home staging services or referral, etc.
Once you have narrowed down your list of candidates, schedule a brief meeting to learn more. For this, what will likely be your largest investment, it is important to find a Real Estate Agent that is knowledgeable, experienced and that you feel comfortable working with.
Questions to Ask Potential REALTORS®:
These questions, and their subsequent answers, will help you make an informed decision when choosing a REALTOR® to work with:
- How long have you been a full-time licensed REALTOR®? Choose an experienced agent who works full-time. Many licensed agents do not dedicate their full attention to real estate. You definately want to work with an agent who practices real estate FULL-TIME! This way you know your agent will be working in your best interest 24/7, not just a couple days per week.
- How many sales have you closed in the past year? Results matter! Most real estate agents will have closed 2-3 deals in the past year, experienced agents will have closed many more sales - experience counts!
- How do you plan to market my property for sale (sellers)? Your agent should have a detailed home marketing plan with specific avenues for generating interest in your home; ie: a professional branded website, other websites, print materials, sample features sheets and more. The Jay Magnussen Real Estate Team uses an approach called "The 3 P's" - contact us today about our proven success with this approach to marketing real estate.
- After selling my home, how do you plan to help me find the right home to buy? Your agent should be able to provide you with a plan that suites your individual budget, needs & timeline.
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