Selling your home? Here are a few tips to help you sort through that pile of glossy flyers and choose the real estate agent who’s right for the job.
Your real estate agent should establish good lines of communication with you from the very start of your professional relationship. This means regular contact and honest feedback about your home and its position in the market. You also need someone who will listen to your concerns – an agent who talks at you, rather than to you, might not be the best choice.
The best agents don’t sit back and wait for buyers to walk through an open home. They leverage their existing client database and use innovative marketing techniques to get you the best possible price. Look for an agent who is proactive in getting people through the door of your property.
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Understand one another
Remember, your agent is there to do a job, not to be your best friend – it’s important to work with someone you like and respect, but sometimes your agent may need to tell you things you don’t want to hear. Regardless, make sure you choose an agent who understands your motivation for selling, your expectations around price and your required time frame, and is happy to openly discuss these matters with you.
A well-respected agent should be able to provide references from previous clients, who can vouch for his or her professionalism and service skills. An agent with good references is also more likely to remain in contact with a client database, which means a greater number of people to potentially view or share your property.
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