Choosing an Agent
Choosing the right Realtor to represent your interests is the most important step to ensuring your transaction will be beneficial for you.
Many Sellers find an Agent through a family member or friend. Unfortunately, you won't often find the most aggressive or successful Agent this way. Not having the right Agent can cost you precious time and money. Always ask the potential Agent for a list of references. If they can't or won't provide any you are interviewing the wrong Agent. Successful Agents like those at RealStar have proven themselves as experts over and over again.10 Best Realtor Interview Questions
What should I look for in an Agent?
As with other professions, the experience of your Realtor is paramount. This will have a direct impact on your stress level, days on market and your ultimate sales price. Experienced Agents like those at RealStar know what it takes to get you Sold.
To be successful in today's market, an Agent needs to understand all the market changes that have taken place over the last few years. We have seen changes from disclosure and license law to the way properties are appraised and loans are underwritten. An Agent needs a strong skill set to get a property sold.
Commitment and Focus
Avoid Agents that just dabble in real estate. Top Producing Agents such as those at RealStar are professionals whose livelihood depends on their ability to successfully and continually close real estate transactions like yours.
Does your Agent seem to have your best interest in mind, or theirs? Do they seem interested in sharing with you what they know in a straightforward and honest manner or are they just telling you what they think you want to hear? The sale of your home is too important to leave to an Agent that does not have their priorities straight - you deserve nothing less.
Strong Marketing Plan
Does your Realtor have one? What profile will they use for your potential Buyers? What systems do they have in place besides the MLS? RealStar offers a unique marketing mix that utilizes a variety of media and state-of-the-art technology to get the maximum amount of exposure for your property. This ensures the highest number of Buyers see your home and your house sells for top dollar.
Find out how many homes a potential agent sells in a month or in a year. Relative to others in the industry these numbers will give you an idea of what to expect in your sale. It will also tell you a lot about an Agent's dedication to getting the job done. Avoid Agents doing 1 or 2 deals a year. That's not a job. That's a hobby!