10:55 am - Wednesday December 13, 2017

How to Choose the Right Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home


Selling your home is probably going to be the biggest sale of your life.  Every month you have been putting away a set amount of your hard-earned money to make sure that the mortgage payments are made on time.

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You have taken some weekends off to take care of necessary repairs around the house and have put a lot of time, sweat and energy into the masterpiece that you call home. It is not the time to open up the Yellow Pages and choose an agent just by luck alone. You need to be prepared to find the right one that you feel comfortable working with since you will end up spending a lot of time with the agent trying to get your house sold.

When you enlist the help of a real estate agent you will be passing over the keys to your house to him. When you think about it, there are probably only a select handful of people that you have ever passed over the keys to your home with certainty and trust. There needs to be a certain connection built up between you and the agent so that you can hand over these keys without a second thought.

Don’t take the decision as a light one when it comes to choosing the agent that you’ll be working with. Consider the choice as a financial decision that you have to make in order to get the fastest sale and the highest offers on your home.

While it’s always nice to get along with the real estate agent you choose, it’s really the results that are going to count the most. If you can get an extra few thousand dollars out of your home sale by using an agent that you don’t like as much as another, would it be worth it to use him? Of course it would!

Personalities should be secondary when it comes to making this business financial decision of choosing the right agent. You won’t want to work with an agent that you despise, of course, but you shouldn’t be looking for a real estate agent that could be your best friend. Find the right agent by looking through his statistical results for selling properties.

How many homes has this agent been able to sell? Does he have a long extended history working as a real estate agent in the town you live in? Does he have a portfolio of homes that he has sold that he can show you upon request? The one thing you’ll want to do is take a look at is the dates that these houses were sold. If the agent was having a good year 5 years ago and selling lots of homes that doesn’t necessarily mean that he has been able to keep up the good work in recent times. Make sure that your agent has been actively selling properties within the last year and has been getting decent prices for them.

Joel Mayer is a professional freelancer who writes about real estate and the latest Coogee property trends in the real estate world.


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