Select an Agent
2.1 What To Look For In An Agent. Here are a couple
of factors to keep in mind when looking for a listing agent:
Expertise. You want a full-time agent who's familiar with
your area and with the type of property you intend to sell. Does
he or she employ a diverse range of marketing and advertising
strategies and how tech-savvy is your agent? Almost all home
purchases (in this case yours) are started on the Internet today.
Commitment. Your agent should be capable of prompt and
decisive action during the course of selling your home. Do they make
it a point to keep in touch with you and can they easily be
Do they take the time out to listen to your goals and clarify your
needs? Can they understand your unique situation and be genuinely
concerned about the outcome of the process? Your listing agent will
be your guide and partner in this crucial decision, so it's
important to find one you can get along with.
2.2 What Is Your Home Worth? Without a professional
agent, most independent home sellers tend to overestimate the value of
their home. You can avoid this pitfall by consulting with an
experienced Real Estate listing agent. A home that is overpriced
will seldom sell.