Finding The Best Listing Agent To Sell Your Home
10 Questions To Ask When Selecting A Listing Agent to Sell Your Home
Need A Listing Agent To Sell Your Home In Tucson AZ?
Are you intending to be selling your home? If you are, then you want to find the best listing agent for your situation. Notice, “your situation”! Just as all home buyers are not alike, neither are home sellers. People sell their home for many good reasons. Job relocation, down sizing, a life change, getting a nicer home or perhaps getting closer to the family.
Finding the Realtor to understand and address your specific situation and needs and not just get the commission, is essential to achieving YOUR objectives.
Choosing A Realtor
The right real-estate agent will make a difference when either selling or buying a home. For most individuals, buying or selling a home is one of the largest and more involved financial decision a person makes. That means you are likely to have some concerns and apprehensions about the process and decisions to be made.
It is interesting that most home sellers and buyers don’t know what it takes to become a Realtor. Unfortunately, simply not very much!
To become a licensed real estate agent in Arizona, a person ONLY needs to:
- Be 18 years old
- Complete a 90-hour licensing course
- Pass a real estate school and State examination
Are these the skills you want to help you in making a very important financial decision?
Could there be something missing? How about EXPERIENCE in finance, business, AND Real Estate!
Are 20 years in real estate really “20 years of experience” OR just 1 year of experience 20 times?
Choosing Your Listing Agent
Countless people start their search for a listing agent by asking a Realtor they know or one that has been referred to them. That may be a place to start, but ask yourself this. Will the listing agent, that is also a friend, really tell me the truth about what I need to do to get my home ready to sell?
If you have a problem with the listing agent that is your friend, or friends referred, will you be comfortable bring it to their attention? Will you fire the listing agent that is also your friend or a referral?
Choosing a Realtor to be the listing agent to sell your home should be done based on the same criteria a person selects an attorney, accountant or trusted financial adviser. Criteria that includes:
- Meeting them
- Interviewing them for the job
- Understanding their experience in real estate and in addition to real estate.
- Feel you can candidly talk with them and they will listen.
- Believe they will represent your interests.
- Feel they are honest, candid and can be trusted.
Yes, there is some work involved on your part to do that. However, would you give a big chunk of money to a friend or acquaintance to invest and just hope for the best? Probably not.
First, identify the candidates to sell your home. This may be one of the more difficult tasks. In today’s world, the internet is a great place to start, but it will take some work to review the 100’s of Realtor websites in any one city. Focus on education, prior experience, and professional experiences. Read the testimonials.
Try to find 3 or 4 that have experience that you recognize as valuable and provide client testimonials that mean something to you!
Interview them before choosing one. Pay particular attention to their overall experience, professional approach, and level of comfort you feel talking with them. Focus on their qualifications – education, professional training, work experience and services the potential listing agent can offer. Consider what the will provide you over and above the fact that they are a friend, a friends referral or a nice person.
Select a listing agent that has the knowledge, skill, and level of services to assist you in saving time and money. Select the person or listing agent team who best provides his or her time, quality answers and data you need to make informed decisions with confidence.
When asking questions, focus on how well the agent listens, how will they answer and the quality of their responses. While personality is a factor, professional advice and quality time are of utmost importance. You will be surprised by the differences in the answers you receive.
10 Questions To Ask When Choosing A Realtor To Be Your Listing Agent
Here are some questions to ask a Realtor you are considering to be your home’s listing agent. In their responses, look for clear, logical answers. Answers that convey understanding, insight, sincerity, trust, and honesty.
1. What sets you apart from other agents?
2. How do you establish a value for our home?
3. Do you work on weekends?
4. Can you provide three references?
5. How do you let the world know our home is for sale?
6. Do you and your company have a satisfaction guarantee?
7. How often do you update us on the activity of our home, new listings, and recent sales?
8. Do you have a website?
9. What page is your website listed on?
10. What happens to us when you are on vacation?
The Realtor you choose should demonstrate a true willingness to serve, a high level of competency, professionalism and the experience you believe will help you achieve your goals.
The answers should be right for your situation. Trust, but verify the answers if you can. Don’t be afraid to challenge the person to get a satisfactory answer. A promise made during a conversation requiring agent follow-up should be noted, reminding you to verify that the follow-up occurred. No follow-up is a sign of things to come.
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