You have decided to sell your home. The time is right and the time is now! Maybe you need more space, or maybe you need less and it’s time to downsize in your life. You are ready to put up your sign. But, first, what do you look for in your counterpart in this venture… your real estate listing agent? What is important when you start looking around?
Your real estate seller’s agent is going to be your go-to person for all your real estate, pricing, negotiation, and location questions during your sale. They are going to be the person you look to before you list your house and what to list it at. The seller’s agent is going to be the expert giving you advice on how to prepare your house for the market and how you want to stage it. This is also the person who will guide you through the selling process after you receive an offer through completing the sale, including inspections and contingencies. Your real estate agent will be with you through the entire process. It’s best to consider who will be the right candidate to help you with your sale before you get started and the sign goes up!
A real estate listing agent will be your guide in the entire sales process from beginning to end. Because selling your home can be a big job that requires specialized skills and expertise, you want to make sure you know what to look for in an agent when you are ready to sell your home.
How to Choose your Listing Agent
I recommend you find an agent that is quite familiar with your community and your area as well as the price range you are selling in. An agent who is well-versed in the market in which you are selling your home, will give you the step-up when it comes to efficiently sell your home. A selling agent experienced and knowledgeable on your area ensures that you have found an agent that is a great fit for the sale of your home.
Another good item to review is an agent’s credentials. Have they completed current training for the expertise you are looking for? Do they mention the specialties they have endorsements for? You will get the most for your efforts when your selling agent is top notch because of this industry know-how. These certifications also display the agent’s dedication and skills that are important when handling this important business.
And, lastly, you want to find someone you enjoy working with. How can you do that? You can meet and chat. Talk over the phone. Ask a lot of questions. Another good suggestion is to ask around for information on this particular agent. If they are from the area, local people have probably worked with them. Ask for references from the selling agent and check out their social media profiles and website. All of these areas should give you a good idea as to the type of business they run and if you will click when working together.
Ready to Move Forward
When you are ready to sell your current home or buy a new one, look to a top rated and experienced real estate agent. An agent that is familiar with the locations and types of properties you love in the Memphis area. Whether it’s residential or open land you’re looking for, work with a real estate professional that you can trust.
Click here to learn more about me and how I can help you with your home sale, buying parcels of land, or looking to move to a new home. My skills and education are focused on what you need for a great real estate experience. I would love to chat with you and answer any questions you might have. Contact me at (901) 828-8919 or drop me a quick note firstname.lastname@example.org. Look forward to speaking with you today!
Angie Kelley, Crye-Leike Realtors
(901) 828-8919 or (901) 840-1181