When selecting the right agent, there are a few key tips to ensure you make the best decision for your real estate needs.
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How can you ensure you’re selecting the right agent? Today, let me share a few tips.
My first recommendation is that you choose an agent who has a lot of experience. This doesn’t necessarily mean how many years they’ve been in the business, but rather how many transactions they’ve successfully closed.
Clients frequently ask me how long I’ve been in the business. Instead of focusing on that, I take this question as an opportunity to let them know that I have successfully closed over 850 transactions. Even agents who have been in the business for a number of years may only have closed a handful of transactions.
The second tip I have for selecting the right agent is to ask them about their marketing strategy. Most agents market using the three Ps. They place a sign in the yard, put your property in the MLS, and pray another agent will bring your home a buyer.
A strong agent will go above and beyond.
A strong agent will go above and beyond. They will use a marketing strategy tailored specifically to your property. To best market your home, the right agent will make use of professional photography, staging, open houses, social media, and much more.
My next recommendation is that you check out the agent’s references. A strong candidate will be able to provide you with references from their previous experiences.
Finally, my last tip is to check out the agent’s online reviews. There are several websites out there today that allow customers to rate their experience with real estate professionals.
Of course, there are many ways to go about selecting the right agent for you. However, the tips I’ve shared today are definitely the ones I most highly recommend.
If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.