August 25, 2010
Choosing the right real estate agent can be the most important decision you make when deciding to sell your home. A good real estate difference can make for a pleasant experience and help you get your house sold at a good price in reasonable time. Choosing a bad real estate agent can make your whole selling experience a nightmare.
When selecting a real estate agent try to find one that knows your area well. Some agents sell houses all over the place, finding one that specializes in your area is better. This way the agent presumably already has contacts with buyers interested in your area. The agent will also better understand prices in your area, competitor's houses in your area and be able to provide you with comparisons of other homes selling in your area.
One way to find a good real estate agent specializing in your area is to take note of For Sale signs in your area. Try and remember which popular realtor names you see. Then meet with any potential realtors you're interested in listing your home with. Remember, you're not under any obligation, so meet them all. Interview each of them, get a feel for their personality and see if they can meet your needs.