You’ve decided to sell your house. You begin to interview potential Listing Agents to help you through the process.  Your Listing Agent needs to be someone you trust enough to:

  • Set the market value on possibly the largest asset your family owns (your home)
  • Set the time schedule for the successful liquidation of that asset
  • Set the fee for the services required to liquidate that asset

An agent must be concerned first and foremost with you and your family to garner that degree of trust. Make sure this is the case.

Be careful if the agent you are interviewing begins the interview by:

  • Bragging about their success
  • Bragging about their company’s success

This is what you don’t want to hear from your listing agent!

An agent’s success and the success of their company can be important considerations when deciding on the right real estate professional to represent you in the sale of your house. However, you first need to know that they care about what you need and what you expect from the sale. If the agent is not interested in first establishing your needs, how successful they may seem is much less important.

Look for someone with the heart of a teacher’ who comes in prepared to explain the current real estate market to you, and is patient enough to take the time to show you how it may impact the sale of your home; not someone only interested in trying to sell you on how great they are.

You have many listing agents from which to choose. Pick someone who truly cares.  Ultimately, we are here to serve you to the best of our ability.  You need someone who will tell you the truth, Good Bad or Ugly instead of telling you what they think you want to hear.  Your listing agent should be someone who is going to be Diligent, Forthright and Honest.  Sometimes it may not be what you want to hear, but need to take into consideration. 

Selling your house is ALL ABOUT YOU – not about me.  It’s my job to make selling your house the best transaction it can be.  Thinking about selling your home?  Contact us to see if we can help you!