STEP #1: KNOW WHAT YOU WANT
There are hundreds of questions you can ask agents when you are interviewing them. If you are thinking of selling, interview 2 or 3 agents. See who fits your needs and who you feel good about.
To avoid being overwhelmed at the agent selection stage of the home selling process, ask yourself some questions:
- Do you want a full time agent or a part time agent?
- Ask when is the agent available to work.
- Do you want a listing agent who collects listings, knowing some but not all will sell or an agent with fewer listings who lists to get them sold?
- How do YOU like to communicate? Phone? Text? E-mail? How often do you want progress reports?
- What are your expectations? To be very involved or have a take charge agent? A fast sale? Multiple offers? Above market value selling price?
- Do you want print advertising? Internet marketing? How do you want the house shown?
- 4. Do your due diligence...STOP, LOOK, LISTEN.
- Are yard signs neat, clean, visible? Do they stand out? Talk to people
- you trust. What has their experience been with agents they have used?
- Does an agent have testimonials from past clients?
- Does an agent have a website? What 3rd party websites do they
- participate in?
- Make a list and compare agent answers:
- How long have you been in business?
- How many listings do you generally service at one time?
- How many home did you sell last calendar year?
- And this year to date?
- How do you feel about days on the market?
- And price reductions?
- Can you explain the appraisal process?
Once you know what is important to you, you will have a much better chance to find the right agent. Remember the interviewing process is a two way street. Not all agents want all listings.The goal is to get it sold, not just have a sign in the yard.
I want to list most homes for whom I do a listing presentation. I’ll be happy to answer your questions honestly so we can all move forward separately or mutually with our goals.
Remember, not all agents are Realtors®.
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