Choosing a Realtor to sell your house is a hard process. You cannot tell whether he or she will sell your house right away, but you can take precautions to make sure you are not settling for the wrong Realtor. Below, I have listed several tips to follow when choosing a Realtor.
Friendship is not enough
Even though you may want to give your friend a break, it is not going to be enough if they have not established professional credentials. Make sure you have high standards for your selection process. If they are a good enough friend, they will understand that you are making a professional decision and you need to explore your options.
Do not move too fast
People often make the mistake of settling on a Realtor immediately. This normally happens when they are caught up in the moment. Make sure you do not make a decision right away. The best thing to do is meet with at least one more Realtor and weigh the options. Think of the advantages and disadvantages and make your decision from there.
Do not be stubborn
I know that most people have a specific selling price, but it might be too high. Try not to get caught up in the Realtor agreeing with your selling price. They are the experts and they know what is best for the market in your area. This is how they will suggest a list price.
Judgment is not enough
People are extremely trusting. Make sure you are not making a decision based on what a great person they are. Make sure you look at their references. This is important to see if they have been successful and if they are a professional.
Do not settle for cheap
Try not to list with the Realtor that has the lowest commission. Although this is a plus, that does not mean that the company is credible. Try to list with someone who has moderate pricing if you are looking to save a little money.
Make sure they are knowledgeable
Real Estate is changing more and more all of the time. You need to make sure that the Realtor you choose is up to date on all of the latest education. When a company makes their Realtor continue their education, you know that they may be a great fit for you.
Does not have to be in the neighborhood
Knowledge of a local area does not need to be gathered from living their. Through extensive research, a Realtor can easily acquire information on the recent sales, schools in the area. and much more. Convenience, though nice, should not be a necessity when choosing a Realtor.
I really hope this post has helped you make a decision in selecting a Realtor. If you are looking around call us, The Kuchar Team, at 303-710-3810, today!