Why choose a Real Estate Professional?
A REALTOR will help sell your home by:
- Educate you on the home selling process.
- Disclose known material facts about the property.
- List your home at the right asking price.
- Help with the staging of your home.
- Present all offers in a timely manner.
- Coordinate all of the details to ensure a smooth transaction.
A REALTOR will help find you a new home by:
- Educate you on the home buying process.
- Locate suitable properties utilizing the knowledge of our local expertise.
- Make arrangements to view selected properties.
- Disclose known material facts about properties.
- Inform you of normal expenses associated with the purchase of a new home.
- Successfully navigate the offer process.
- Provide information on the availability of related services, such as appraisal, inspections, legal, survey, and other services.
Selecting Your Real Estate Agent
The Agent brings the market to you. The market brings your price.
The right Agent is the one who knows the market and can get you the best price possible – not the one who promises you the highest price just to get you to list with them!
Some people find an agent through a family member or friend. This is often a reliable approach, but you might not always find the most compatible assistance this way. In a transaction as important and intensive as buying or selling a home, selecting a Realtor can be critical.
Regardless of how you get an agent’s name, it might be worth interviewing at least a couple before you make a final decision – or at least arming yourself with some criteria to go over with any agent who has been recommended to you.
Things to look for:
- If you’re looking for an agent to list your home, be wary of anyone who suggests they can get an unreasonably high sales price. An agent might use a high listing price to secure a contract, only to seek a lower price later, after little traffic is generated at the initial price level. Meanwhile, you’ve lost what can be the most critical time period in selling a home – the first weeks immediately after it’s listed.
- Does the agent seem primarily interested in sharing expertise and market knowledge in an honest and straightforward manner? Or does the agent seem more interested in telling you what you want to hear – or spend a lot of effort trying to market additional products and services? The worst time to secure the services of a “yes-man” or an agent who seems to have a bit too many irons in the fire is when you’re entering a transaction involving something as expensive as your home. You need straightforward, reliable information – even if it’s not necessarily flattering regarding the home you’re selling – or very encouraging regarding a home you think you might want to buy.