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Experience is very helpful but doesn’t necessarily mean that a newer agent couldn’t be just as successful. You want to work with a Realtor who sells more home per year rather than is experienced. They should sell more than five homes a year. Don’t get caught with a Realtor that gives you an inflated value just to get your business. Pricing the home correctly from day one is important and the Real Estate agents negotiating skills. Choose a Realtor who cares more about you than what they’ll get out of it.
Busy Realtors can have a hard time doing everything well on their own. When a Realtor invests in their business to hire a personal assistant you know they care about personal service. A good Realtor should be able to provide you with references that you can get in touch with who are recent.
You want to align yourself with a Realtor that has a strong understanding of both online and social media marketing. More than 90% of all buyers find their home online. The Realtor you choose should be marketing your home EVERYWHERE! Sites like Facebook and Twitter are becoming incredible tools for a Realtor to use to cast a wider net to reach potential buyers and sellers.
The Realtor you choose should be presenting your home with numerous photos, detailed descriptions highlighting your homes best attributes, and an embedding a virtual tour. Make sure the agent shows you exactly what your home will look like on the internet. Not only is having lots of photos important but the quality of the photography can not be overlooked.
It makes sense that the Realtor you hire is the one who has direct communication with the buyer when an inquiry is made. One of the biggest complaints nationally towards Realtors is a lack of communication. You will want to find out how the Realtor will keep in contact with you. Above all else there should be regular communication. Real Estate is a business that people should be able to reach the person they hired to sell their home. You want to make sure your agent will be taking your calls as they come in. A full service Realtor should be at the home inspection, bank appraisal, etc. You are paying this person a lot of money. Make sure they earn it!