Choosing a Real Estate Agent

Choosing Real Estate Agent

Are you thinking about selling your home and moving? A myriad of decisions and activities kick into gear once you decide to sell and move. What personal belongings do you keep donate or sell? What is needed to make your home sale-ready? These and many other details are critical. Perhaps one of the most important early decisions is: How do I choose the right Realtor to help sell my home and purchase a new home. If your moving to a different state or city this could be two different Realtors.

Referrals are often the very first way any important decision is made when if comes to hiring real a Real Estate Agent as well as other service professionals you will be needing during this process. But if you need to shop around, what to finding the right agent is knowing the key information to gather when interviewing a real estate professional? You should interview at least two or three agents to find the perfect fit for you and you should never feel bad about interviewing several different agents they too are interviewing you to make sure you are a good fit for them.

Dawn Thomas, Broker at Intero Real Estate Services  has posted on her website SiliconValleyandBeyond
12 Questions To Ask a Listing Agent. Negotiating price—representing a client’s best outcome—is certainly a critical skill, but what if you are in a hurry? How the Realtor markets your property becomes vital. Is s/he savvy about the power of Internet marketing? Do sales statistics bear out his/her success? Dawn’s “inside the industry” knowledge, revealed through eye-opening questions, illuminates what distinguishes agents who go above and beyond minimum training. You can also learn how to assess an agent’s experience in the field, which is what makes the difference in closing deals advantageously.

Don’t forget to inquire about an agent’s knowledge of a specific area. If moving to an active retirement community is your goal, then an expert in that area of interest would benefit you. Carla Griffin,  Broker with B&A Realtors works with buyers  at The Villages Golf and Country Club in San Jose, check out her article Top Reasons to Live in an Active Adult Community.

So, armed with knowledge and a great Realtor, we hope your home sells quickly at top dollar!