DON'T TRUST JUST ANYONE WITH YOUR BIGGEST ASSET: HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT |Hideaway Properties | Blog

DON'T TRUST JUST ANYONE WITH YOUR BIGGEST ASSET: HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT |Hideaway Properties | Blog

When it comes to selling your biggest asset, you can’t just trust anyone. You deserve the best - and that means an agent who knows your neighborhood, listens to your needs and doesn’t treat you like a number to boost their stats.

Ultimately, you want an agent who you feel comfortable and confident with — so trust your instincts and go with the one who best aligns with your needs and preferences. But make sure you do your homework first.

Here are some important questions to ask to ensure you find the right fit:

  1. How many transactions have you closed in the past year? You want a realtor who has a proven track record of success. Ask about their recent transactions to get a better sense of their experience and expertise.
  2. What cities have you been buying and selling homes in? A good Realtor® should be familiar with the local market trends in the cities where they work. Ask about the areas they specialize in to ensure they have the right knowledge to sell your home quickly and at the right price.
  3. How do you stay up-to-date on changing real estate laws and disclosure requirements? Real estate laws and disclosure requirements are constantly changing, so it's important to work with a full-time Realtor® who stays current on these updates.
  4. Are you a full-time Realtor? Why is it important to work with a full-time Realtor® instead of one that’s just part time? Working with a full-time Realtor® means that they are dedicated to their profession and have the time and resources to focus on your needs. They have a better understanding of the market and can be more responsive to your questions and concerns.
  5. What technology do you use to market properties? Marketing is key to attracting potential buyers and getting your home sold quickly. Ask about the tools and technology they use to promote your property, such as high-quality photography, dedicated property websites, and social media advertising.
  6. Do you have a website that describes who you are, what services you provide, and testimonials? This indicates a higher level of dedication and professionalism, as it shows that they have invested time and effort into building their brand and online presence. This can be a sign of their commitment to their clients and their business, which may translate into better communication, accessibility, and overall service.
  7. Do you help prepare homes for sale, such as arranging home improvements and staging in order to sell my home faster and for top dollar? Preparing a home for sale can be a daunting and time-consuming task, requiring significant effort and resources. A Realtor® who offers to assist with this process can save time and effort for the seller, while also ensuring that the home is presented in the best possible light. This can help to attract more potential buyers and increase the chances of a successful sale.

Choosing the right Realtor® can make all the difference when it comes to selling your house. By asking these questions, you can find a realtor you feel comfortable with, who has a strong track record of success, a deep understanding of the local market, and has the marketing tools to get your home sold quickly and at the right price.


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