Picking the right real estate agent to sell your home or business will give you peace of mind. After all, not all real estate agents are honest. The best way to find out- ask questions. It’s your right. You have the right to know exactly what is expected of your real estate agent when listing your home, and here are some steps to take before signing a contract.
Honesty is the Best Policy
An honest real estate agent will not waste his time bragging about prior sales, instead he will give you an honest opinion of your homes condition. He will tell you to make repairs or stage your home in order to get the best price for it. He will also tell you if the asking price is too much or too little. This will require getting comps of homes that have sold in your neighborhood. He may also give you references so you can learn more about his professional experience as a realtor.
A Realtor’s Specialty
Does this realtor specialize in the sale of commercial businesses, condos, duplexes or single family homes? If you are selling a commercial business, hire a realtor who has experience in selling commercial businesses. He should have plenty of knowledge in this area. This is not to say that an inexperienced realtor isn’t a good realtor, but to be on the safe side, sign on with someone who specializes in this particular area.
Choose a Realtor with a Positive Outlook
You can get a feel for a realtor who has a positive attitude about the market just by talking to him. Look for someone who gives you hope that your property will sell. His enthusiasm and motivation will help drive the sale of your property.
Choose a Realtor who is Familiar with Homes in the Area
A realtor who is familiar with the area knows how much homes are worth. They also have knowledge about the types of property and neighborhoods prospective buyers are looking for and they’re more than happy to share their knowledge with you.
A Knowledgeable Realtor is a Wise Realtor
The best realtor will have taken the time to brush up on things like drawing up a contract. He won’t make comments like “I don’t know, I’ll have to ask,” or “I’m not sure, I’ll call you back.” If you are constantly hearing this, you may want to choose someone else to sell your property.
A realtor should know exactly how to properly list a home that’s for sale. He will give you tips on how to get your home ready to sell. He will be honest, he will be experienced in his area of expertise, he will have a positive attitude and a positive outlook for the sale of your real estate.