Choosing a REALTOR
So you've decided to sell your home and want to use the services of a real estate professional. How do you choose the right realtor for you?
Here are some tips that should help you make the process a little easier.
1. Talk to friends, acquaintances and business associates about who they would recommend. This will generally give you one of the best indications to a good realtor.
2. Choose a full time realtor, not someone that sells real estate as a part time job.
3. Interview two or three realtors and see who you feel most comfortable with; one who will handle the sale of your home as if it were his or her own. Remember you are working with this person to sell your largest asset. You want to make sure that you are comfortable communicating with this person.
Have each one of the Realtors come and give you their presentation as to why you should choose them. Find out what they intend to do to sell your home. Make sure these promises are in writing.
What to Expect
Your REALTOR will help you understand the selling process. He or she will provide you with a full explanation of what to expect so you are not faced with any surprises along the way.
Getting to know you
One of the first things your REALTOR will ask is, why are you selling your house? Your REALTOR will also explore any time constraints you may have, your financial situation and any future plans. It's all part of getting to know you so the sale will be handled to your complete satisfaction.