Tips for choosing the right agent when selling
Talk to friends and family
-Find out about their recent real estate experiences. Ask them about their agent and also what they liked and didn’t like about their buying or selling process.
Do some online research
-Familiarize yourself with area professionals with years of experience
-Read reviews of past clients
-Check out their designations/credentials. Their additional real estate education may help them better fulfill your needs.
-For example, if you are a military member, you make want to look for someone with an MRP designation (Military Relocation Professional). They may be better suited to help you and your family.
Interview your top choices
-Sometimes finding the perfect buyer for your house can take awhile. You may be spending a good chunk of time with your agent. Make sure you are comfortable with the person you choose.
-You should share in similar values. Look for someone who listens and understands your needs.
-They should have your best interest in mind while also willing to give impartial and meaningful insights. Your house will sell at what the market will support. When considering a market analysis from potential agents, the highest number isn’t always a good sign of a great agent. Look for someone who is willing to be honest about your home’s worth with comparables and data to support it.
-Your real estate agent should help be the voice of reason in a sometimes emotionally driven process.
See Also: Getting Your Property Ready to Show | Seller Tips for Closing | Sold Listings | Home Value Request | Services to Home Sellers | What to Expect as Sellers | Why Should I Have an Agent When Selling | Tips for Choosing the Right Agent for Sellers | Tips for Moving (Sellers) | Realtor Designations & Certifications (Sellers)