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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!
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There will be more Open House signs than Garage Sale signs in Highlands Ranch this weekend. I plan on holding my listing at 9215 Mountain Brush Ct. in Highland Ranch Open on Saturday from 10 am to 2pm. ( Come by and See Me ) This is an effort by the National Association of Realtors to get the message out that there are some great deals out there for home buyers. There will be thousands of homes in Colorado Read the rest of this entry »
Douglas County keeps all of the information about your home and mine public on their website. The website is actually pretty advanced as far as county websites go. Just compare it to Adams County and you will get an idea of what I mean. The Douglas County Assessor website is where I spend much of my investigative time when looking for real estate information that Metrolist does not offer. ( Metrolist is the Denver MLS service where realtor’s Read the rest of this entry »
Bank of America Short Sales in Denver Getting Easier???
Ask any agent who has had to deal with Bank of America on a short sale during the past few years and they will have war stories of hours, weeks and months spent in vain trying to get a short sale approved. There is nothing worse than investing hours, advertising dollars and more for months on end only to never make a dime when it goes to foreclosure. I can tell you that I would tell my home buyers to avoid them if I found out they were the lien holder. I am assuming that most of America now knows that a short sale is an attempted sale of a property where the loan is greater than the value of the house. The seller wants to / has to sell and the bank needs to take less than what is owed on the loan. This last week Bank of America took me by surprise and they seem to have finally gotten their act together.
Bank of America now using the equator.com platform for Short Sales
equator.com is a website where banks process thousands of foreclosed properties Read the rest of this entry »