Hiring A Listing Agent
Studies have shown that home sellers who use a REALTOR® vs. selling their home on their own sell their homes 2 months faster, an average of $46,000 more and over 80% of For Sale By Owner’s eventually end up relisting with a real estate agent to finally get their home sold.
REALTORS® are up-to-date on critical processes and can help keep you out of trouble, they have the tools to maximize the exposure of your home and the tools to objectively find the right price for your home. Equally as important, REALTORS® add objectivity to an inherently emotional transaction: the sale of your home.
Here are a few things that you should look for in your listing agent:
You will want a full-time agent who is prompt to respond, available when you need them and makes you feel comfortable to be around. Since 90% of the buying public starts their home search online it is imperative that your agent is tech-savvy and capable of giving your home the greatest exposure both on and offline. You’ll also want to find an agent that understands your market and can show you what is happening in your neighborhood.
Want to know what tools I use to sell your home? Check out my page on Home Marketing and Selling with Me.