How to Find a Realtor Who Will Sell Your Home
When selling a home, it’s easy to make mistakes. The market is turbulent, after all. That's why your first step should be locating a realtor who has experience selling homes. At first glance, a seller may simply want the highest price possible and the lowest commission from their agent. Real estate agents are not equal, though. Each one is unique. It’s often said that about 10% of agents do 90% of the business. Each has their own marketing techniques and advertising methods. You’ll need to find one who works with your goals.
At first, you might be overwhelmed by the number of realtors out there. It’s best to start out by talking with friends and family. If you know someone who has recently sold or purchased a home, then you know someone with a connection. At the same time, the catch-phrase "location, location, location” applies to realtors as much as the homes they sell. Your realtor should be familiar with the area – not with what can be pulled up with a quick Google search.
Consider your first encounter with a prospective realtor to be an interview. Do not be afraid to ask questions. A competent agent should know of their statistics – houses sold, commissions, etc. – and will not dance around with their answers. Some potential questions to ask include:
- How long have you been a realtor? Try to find a realtor with at least two years of experience, which is enough time to learn the ropes of the industry.
- How many homes did you sell in the past year? Seek out an agent with double-digit sales, if possible.
- What percentage of listings do you sell? Ideally, your prospective agent will have high numbers concerning percentage sold.
To discuss a listing, contact Cindy Petty Realty at 469-360-9917. With experience on our side, selling your home will be a breeze!