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How to Choose the Right REALTOR® to Sell Your Home
Posted: July, 16, 2021 | Categories:
| By The Gove Group Real Estate, LLC
Selling a home can be an exciting time, but as with any change, it can also be potentially stressful or emotional. Having the right REALTOR® guide you through the sale will make you feel more at ease and comfortable with the entire process, and a great agent will help you get the best price for your property. If you’re looking for an experienced real estate agent to sell your home, keep these five tips in mind!
Pay Attention to Early Communication
You want your first impression of your potential REALTOR® to be a good one. Pay attention to how they respond and engage from the first email, text, or phone call. Do they respond in a timely manner? Do they seem professional? Keep an eye out for red flags, like very slow response times or someone who seems generally unprofessional or inexperienced. A good REALTOR® will be personable, responsive, and knowledgeable right from the start.
Consider Area Knowledge
Even a great REALTOR® will have a harder time selling your home if they don’t know anything about the area or local market. They’ll have to spend more time doing research, which could take away from time they could be spending actively marketing your home. Look for an agent who lives and works in your area – it will make the process easier for both of you.
Don’t Overlook Personality
You want to find an agent you can form a connection with. A great agent who comes highly recommended still might not work for you if you have very different personalities. You’ll be placing a lot of trust in your REALTOR®, so you want your personalities to work well together. Maybe you’re looking for someone to be a source of calm who remains level-headed in stressful situations. Or maybe you’d prefer an agent who is more energetic and will be straight-forward in tough situations. A great agent will be a bit of both, but their personality will impact how they communicate and handle different parts of the process. It’s important you choose an agent you feel very comfortable with.
Find a REALTOR® Who Specializes in Your Type of Property
If you’re selling a particular type of property, whether it’s a luxury property, a multi-family home, or something else, it can be useful to have an agent who is experienced in that area. You can find what an agent specialises in by doing some research into their past transactions, checking their social media, or looking to see if they have a biography on their agency’s website.
Look For Experience (To An Extent)
It’s important to have an experienced agent, but don’t overlook all else and just choose the agent who's been doing real estate the longest. Experience brings a lot of knowledge and expertise, but an agent who has only been working for a few years can still be knowledgeable and may mesh better with your needs and personality. Take a holistic approach when choosing your REALTOR®, and trust your instincts about who feels like the best match for you.
If you need help finding a REALTOR® to sell your home in the Seacoast of New Hampshire or Southern Maine, be sure to check out our agent page. You can filter our agents by states licensed, specialities, and designations, and click through to any profile to learn more about the agent and view past listings and testimonials. We can’t wait to help you find an experienced REALTOR® to sell your home!
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