Selling or buying a home should be like any other business transaction, but all too often we make emotional or impulsive decisions that cost money and time. Choosing the right real estate agent to negotiate the sale is the most important step in the process. We can help you choose the best agent for your needs free of charge! Yes, you read that correctly… Free! …Just Click Here to get started
- Did you know that over 50% of the properties that go on the market don’t sell the first time?
- Did you know that many buyer agents don’t know about free downpayment assistance programs or techniques to get free money to help with the purchase?
Here are a few more reasons you would want us to help…
“My friend (or family member) sells real estate.”
Friendship alone isn’t enough to establish a professional’s credentials. Use tough standards when selecting an agent, just as you would when hiring an attorney, a doctor, or an accountant to handle your taxes. A true friend will understand and appreciate that this is a business decision and will offer their credentials and expect to compete for the listing. Besides, if a problem or challenge develops while selling your home, do you want to risk damaging a friendship or family relationship?
“I don’t need references. I’m a good judge of character.”
A snap judgment isn’t good enough. You also need to determine if the agent is competent and the best way to do that is to check up on references. Do you have time to do all that? Checking up on references of recent customers. Finding out how an agent’s customers feel about their selling or buying experience, and not just some typewritten blurb disguised as a testimonial.
- Remember that how long an individual has been in real estate isn’t necessarily all you should look for. Experienced agents can grow jaded and not work as hard – newer agents sometimes make up with enthusiasm and effort what they lack in experience.
“I want an agent who has the lowest commission.”
In most cases, you get what you pay for. Paying a cut-rate commission will often get you a sign in the front yard and placement in the Multiple Listing Service, and little additional effort from your agent.
Do you realize that agents and real estate companies/brokerages put up their own funds to market and advertise your home? Marketing and advertising take money — the lower the commission, the less incentive for an agent to put up his or her own money to market your home.
Also, negotiating ability is an important skill in an agent. Are you willing to put your faith in an agent who can’t even negotiate his or her own commission?
“The agent is what counts – not the company.”
Agents who work for large well-established companies with lots of agents do have some advantages. Some very effective agents go off on their own and open private offices or “boutique” agencies. In the end, it’s the agent you work with that matters. Not the company or brokerage. In the real estate industry, large companies and brokerages have little to do with how a particular agent runs his or her business.
The best agent is the one who will do the most effective job of marketing the property, negotiating the most favorable terms and conditions, and communicating with the seller to make the process as smooth as possible.
How can we help?
We take on agent interviews based on your needs, and can present you with our recommendations. We also have an extensive network of agent professionals that are career-minded, historically proven and verified, too.
And no matter how you slice it, one size doesn’t fit all.