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Posted by Regarding Real Estate LLC on 11/30/2017

If youíre ready to sell your home, you may wonder if you can do it all on your own or if you need an agent to help you. If you understand what a listing agent can help you to do, youíll better understand their value. 


Listing Agents Help You To Price Your Home


Pricing your home for sale is one of the most challenging parts of selling. Your listing agent can help you to take some of the pressure off. They will do the market research and help you come to that sweet spot for the price. How much your home goes on the market for matters because if the home is priced too high or too low, it can cause buyer interest to dwindle. If the home isnít priced right, it can leave buyers wondering if thereís something wrong with the property or if a better deal will be available on the home at a later date. The price of a home is all part of the marketing strategy. 


Advertising Your Home Listing 


Realtors will be responsible for advertising your home listing. Your home for sale will be available across multiple listing services, giving your home the best chance of being seen by the right buyers.    


Coordinating Open Houses And Showings


Hiring a listing agent can save you a lot of time. Your agent will coordinate your open house and advertise it. Their phone will also be the phone thatís ringing when people want to schedule showings for the house. The agent will coordinate convenient times with you but they will handle the overall scheduling and contact with buyers. 


Questions To Ask A Prospective Listing Agent


  • How many homes have you sold in this area?
  • What price range property do you have the most experience with?
  • How long has it typically taken for a home to be sold?
  • What could be improved in my home to help it sell?
  • What is the marketing plan?
  • Who is the team that works with you?
  • Will you be taking photos or can we hire a professional?
  • Will we be using video marketing?


All of these questions can help you to understand whether youíre hiring the right listing agent for the job of selling your home. Listing agents work hard to earn that commission from the sale of your home. They want nothing more than satisfied clients. Your listing agent will also appreciate your recommendation for a job well done. Know that while you can sell your home on your own, there are many benefits to hiring a listing agent.      






Posted by Regarding Real Estate LLC on 8/17/2017

Choosing a real estate agent is one of the most important things that youíll do in the process of finding and buying a home or selling a home. Your real estate agent is a true ally throughout the process. You want to be sure that the agent you choose is someone that you trust and feel comfortable with. If you donít know anyone who is an agent, thereís a few things that you can do in order to find an agent who is right for you. 


Ask People Who They Prefer


You can talk with friends and family and let them know that you are in the market to buy a house. See if they have any recommendations for a realtor. You can also do a bit of research on prospective realtors. You can ask for a list of what gents have helped to purchase and sold in the past year. You can also contact clients directly if youíre able to get contact information. Find out if they were pleased with their realtor in the process. If youíre selling a home, youíll have different needs than if youíre buying. You, of course, want to most money in the sale of your home. Yet, when youíre buying, you just want a great price and a dependable property. 


For Sellers:

  • How long were the homes on the market?
  • How were the homes marketed?
  • Compare the price that home sold for with other properties in the neighborhood
  • Whatís the strategy for selling my house?


For Buyers:

  • Compare the price of homes bought to that of other homes in the neighborhood
  • How long did it take clients to buy a home? 
  • How long have you been an agent?


Look Up Your Agentís License


Every state gives you the opportunity to look up real estate agents and see what types of licensing they have and if there has been any disciplinary action taken against them. You can probably find this information right online.


Find Out What Your Agent Specializes In


Some agents specialize in helping military families find homes. Some agents have taken classes in residential real estate. Other agents have accreditations in being buyerís representatives. A good rule of thumb when looking for an agent is: if they have a lot of letters after their title, they have a lot of special qualifications!   


Hereís what some of the abbreviations mean:


ABR

Accredited buyerís representative


SRES   

Seniors real estate specialist

NAR

National Association Of Realtors


ABR

Accredited buyerís rep


CFR

Certified foreclosure resource


ASR

Accredited seller representative



Look At The Agentís Current Listings


Just take a peek at your prospective agentís listings online. This can give you an idea of the type of market that they may typically appeal to. You can also check the listing prices and see how long different properties have been on the market. If youíre buying a home, your realtor is able to represent you no matter who the listing agent is for a property, so keep that in mind.


Doing a bit of ground work before choosing a real estate agent can really be helpful in finding the right person to guide you through the process of buying or selling a property.




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