You’ve decided to sell your house. You begin to interview potential real estate agents to help you through the process. You need 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

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. Home Buying Process

Ask Keith Your local Agent

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. Home Buying Process

You have many agents from which to choose. Pick someone who truly cares.

source: You Don’t Want to Hear This from Your Listing Agent | Real Estate with Keith Kreis

Look For These 3 Qualities in a Listing Agent

Imagine you need complicated surgery and you have an amazing insurance plan that allows you to choose your doctor from among every surgeon in your city. Not only that, but you’ll pay the same amount for whomever you choose. Home Buying Process

Will you decide on the fresh-from-residency or part-time doc or the surgeon who has been slicing people open for decades, with a proven track record in the very type of operation you need? Home Buying Process

While the sale of your home isn’t a life-or-death proposition, it is quite a significant financial transaction and deserves taking your time to do the exacting research required to find the real estate agent that will best help you reach your financial goals. If you’re looking for an agent to help you sell your home, look for the following three qualities. Home Buying Process

This Might Be Driving Your Listing Agent Crazy

If you’re a seller and you have an agent, they’re obviously going to be spending a lot of time with you and your home. You can develop a very close relationship with your listing agent, and while that may be a great thing it can also result in a few frustrating stand offs. So, let’s break down some common things that can make your listing agent’s job a little tougher than it needs to be. Home Buying Process

Your home is a mess

Going back to how often your listing agent is going to be in your home, if it’s a mess it’ll be difficult to sell. If you want to give your agent the best possible chance at selling your home, it should be ready to show immediately if need be. If you have toys laying around and dishes in the sink and clothes thrown about, it won’t leave a great impression when your agent brings a potential buyer through. Home Buying Process