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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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