If you’re in the market to sell your home, it’s important that you choose a real estate agent who will work hard to get you top dollar for your property while still having your family’s best interests at heart during the sale. You want someone who understands how you want things done and who has experience in selling homes like yours, is well-versed in real estate law and is well-spoken of by others in your community. Here is a list of what to look for in a real estate agent:
Proper Licensing is Key
The first thing you should do is make sure your real estate agent is properly licensed in your state. Real estate agents are licensed by the state in which they work and must pass exams to become certified. They work under the supervision of managing brokers, who are also licensed but may have more experience than associate brokers or sales agents.
In addition to being able to sell houses legally, these professionals also need a thorough knowledge of local laws regarding mortgages and property taxes (among other things).
Ask for References
When you’re looking for a real estate agent, it’s important to ask for references. Ask the agent for references from previous clients and other agents who have worked with them. You should also ask for references from previous clients who are in the same price range as you since they can give an honest opinion of how well the agent did their job. You can also ask family and friends for their opinions on agents they have used in the past.
Look for an Agent with Vast Experience
When looking for a real estate agent, it’s important to take experience into account. You don’t want to hire someone who has no idea what they’re doing and doesn’t have any recent experience in your area. Look for an agent who has sold homes recently in your price range and neighborhood.
It’s also good if you can find an agent who lives in or near the same city as yours; this will help them understand what makes your community unique, which can be helpful when determining which properties might appeal most strongly to potential buyers.
Look for an Agent Who Works With You
When choosing an agent, look for someone with the following:
- A proven track record of selling homes quickly and at top dollar.
- A willingness to go above and beyond what’s expected; maybe they’ll help stage or declutter your home before listing or offer extra services like staging advice or cleaning services. They may also offer additional marketing strategies such as social media advertising campaigns (e-blast emails), and direct mail flyers/postcards mailed out through local neighborhoods.
Make Sure Your Agent Has Your Best Interest at Heart
- Make sure your agent is honest and trustworthy.
- Make sure they have the right experience to sell your home, such as being an expert in marketing homes for sale or helping buyers find new homes for themselves and their families.
Make sure you can trust your agent when it comes down to negotiating on behalf of both parties involved in buying or selling real estate property (you and another buyer/seller).
We hope this article has helped you to understand the importance of finding the right real estate agent and how to do so. To reach one of our qualified and trusted real estate agents, please follow this link to fill out a contact form so we can help you in your next real estate journey.