Real Estate Agents are viewed by some as a friend, some as an enemy and some as not much of anything other than someone to deal with the irritating details that come along with buying a home. However, you need one. You want to work with a home selling agent who is good at his or her job, one that knows the market and one that has a great history selling homes when it’s time to list yours. You also need to listen to your realtor when she or she speaks to you. It’s great to get second and third opinions, but you do need to know that the person listing your home is the one for you, and we can tell you how to find the best real estate agent for your needs so that you don’t end up losing money.
Become the employer
When you are choosing a realtor to sell your home, you become the employer. You ask the questions, you get the background and you take a ‘sales’ resume, to an extent. You are conducting a job interview, to be quite frank. Treat it as such and maintain your power as the employer.
Take notes on three things
You need a realtor who listens well, who responds, and who follows-up. If your realtor nods and smiles and does what he or she wants no matter what you said and/or takes days to call you back or follow-up with you, you don’t want to do business with that person. Instead, find someone who hears you and is quick to respond to your needs and requests.
Unless this is a realtor’s very first ever job after getting his or her license, this person has past business with people around town. Ask for a list of references so that you can call previous clients of his or hers and ask them how they felt about the realtor. They’ll be quite honest.
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