How Do I Choose an Agent?
Qualities to Look For In an Agent
· Determining your home’s value
It is important to obtain extensive market information in setting the listing price for your home. Previous selling price, SEV value and the cost of construction are considerations, but they no longer indicate a home’s worth.
· Receive an HONEST appraisal of your home’s physical condition
It is important to feel comfortable with your realtor, comfortable enough to trust the person’s judgment when they offer their advice on preparing your home for showings.
· An aggressive marketing strategy is essential
In today’s fast-paced selling environment, bringing potential buyers to your doorstep requires an aggressive approach to marketing your home. This means placing your property in multiple listing services, the networking system (both on-line and in-community), agent showings, open houses and on-line websites and advertising.
· The reputation of the real estate company and agent
Selling a home requires a credible company and agent communicating the sale of your home. It is important that the company has a reputation of representing quality homes.
· Determining an offer’s viability
Negotiating offers as they are made includes more than just price. Timing and ability to finance is of price importance. After all, what good is an offer if the people making it are not able to finance it?
· Understanding the paperwork
Once you have accepted a written offer, it is vital to have an agent who is experienced and capable of explaining all the aspects of the offer as well as keep the process flowing to ensure successful completion.