3 Simple Steps for Hiring an Experienced Realtor

Posted by Steph Kaye on Sunday, March 13th, 2016 at 7:06pm.

Hiring a qualified real estate professional can be a rather daunting task, yet it is one of the most crucial decisions a seller will ever make.  While realtors are plentiful, not all of them are qualified.  When choosing one who will best represent your property it is important to note that your realtor will largly influence the success of your final sales transaction.  Lang Premier Properties suggests:

1. - Zero in on realtors who distinguish themselves from the rest of the herd.  Not all realtors have the same approach to client representation.  In fact, many agents are selected due to positive personality characteristics rather than actual sales experience.  Try to consider the sale of your home as a business transaction and not a beauty pageant or new best friend search.  You want a professional realtor who excels at marketing, negotiating, and communicating positively and effectively on both sides of the transaction.  

2. - Ask the right questions: How many homes did you sell last year?  What was the average days on the market?  What was your average list to sale price ratio?  Look at the agent's track record.  Did their overall sales record vary tremendously from market to market, or were they consistently producing?  Know what the realtor is made of.  Make sure the cadidate isn't just telling you what you want to hear.  Many realtors will say anything to get you to sign a contract.  If the speech sounds to good to be true, then it probably is!  

3. - Any reputable real estate professional will be more than happy to produce references upon request.  Lang Premier Properties suggests inquiring after the last three consecutive home sales conducted by the agent.  Obtain contact information for those clients in order that the sales professional does not hand-pick clients who will provide canned, rave reviews.  

Three simple steps may not seem like much of a battle plan, however as a home seller, it is vital that you put forth your very best effort at the beginning of the selling process.  This will enable you to select the best representation available and present a property that everyone will want.  

For more information, contact Stephanie Lang with Lang Premier Properties using the Lang Premier Properties contact form or call 855.526.4466. Stephanie is an agent with Lang Premier Properties. See what past clients have to say about Stephanie Lang. Lang Premier Properties looks out for your best interests when you purchase a new custom luxury home.


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