Courtesy of Adele Paletta from Royal LePage Realty Plus.
Working with the right real estate agent will mean a great deal in the long run, whether you are buying or selling a home. There are many agents to choose from, but you need to find an agent you have a rapport with. You need to know that your real estate agent is dependable, trustworthy, honest and working for your best interest and not their own. You need to choose a real estate agent who is committed to forming a strong business relationship with you, and is dedicated to serving your needs before, during and after the deal is done. The real estate agent needs to be able to listen to your needs and wants in a home. Some questions that you can ask your prospective real estate agent include:
Are you working full-time?
Do you have a specific home marketing plan that will put your home in front of all potential buyers?
Do you have a plan for following up on all showings for my home?
Do you have 24-hour access to information on my property?
Do you have a current Market Value Analysis?
Do you have name brand recognition?
Do you advertise on multiple web sites?
Do you have an office that is staffed 7 days a week, with personnel available to handle any buyers inquiring about my home?
Do you have continuous training in your office for the sales staff?
And above all, will you spend the time to listen to the type of home I are looking for, or spend the time to understand that selling my home is emotional, and work together with me to get to the ultimate goal of either buying or selling my property?
For more information you can contact Royal LePage Realty Plus. Or contact DFS Private Wealth, the author of Managing Alone and founder of widowed.ca. We are here to help and answer any questions you have. Should you need a connection to a professional in your area we would be happy to make the introduction for you to someone you can trust. Contact Us today.