How to Choose the Right Realtor

How to Choose the Right Realtor

There are so many options when it comes to real estate agents, and it can be hard to figure out how to choose one that's right for you. Here are some things to look for when choosing a Realtor!

What is their marketing plan?

Do they just put a few pictures up on the MLS, put a sign in the yard, and wait for it to sell? If so, you need to ask for more. A Realtor should have a full marketing plan to present to you, including a social media plan with paid ads, a web strategy, and even print marketing in some select cases.

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How many homes do they sell?

Experience matters, especially when you’re making one of the largest financial decisions of your life. You need a realtor with a pulse on the market, who has all the right connections and industry knowledge to properly position your home and attract the best offers.

How fast do they sell homes?

Selling a home can be stressful! Vacating for showings, keeping your space pristine and decluttered, and even making space for staging can be an arduous process. Why drag it out for longer than you need? Ask for an agent’s average days on market to ensure you’re working with someone who will make the process as simple and painless as possible for you. 

Do they typically sell homes above or below asking price?

It’s a common myth that all homes are selling for above asking price. While it’s true that bidding wars have increased as of late, you still do see improperly managed listings sitting on the MLS for months at a time, subject to price reductions before they can sell. This can be detrimental; if your house keeps showing up in searches without buzz, people will assume there’s a reason for that and stay away. It’s important to get it right the first time, with an agent who knows how to get top dollar for your home.

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