If you’ve made the big decision to sell your home or investment property, but you don’t have a regular real estate agent who you currently use, then you face the difficult task of finding the right agent to help you out. Who you choose can make a big difference, so here are a few tips on deciding on the best:
- Go to open house appointments in your area, both to get a feel for the local market so you have a good idea of the price range for your own property, but also to get to know local agents who are working the area. It is the perfect opportunity to have a chat to them without them knowing you are in the market to sell, and you can see if they deal with potential clients in a way that you think is professional and effective.
- Check the local real estate organizations to find a list of fully registered agents – it is important to make sure that the agent you choose has the correct licenses.
- Ask your neighbors and friends in the area for recommendations. If someone you know has had a good experience with a local estate agent, this surely increases the chances that you will have a good experience too.
- Pay attention to the homes for sale around you, even if you don’t have time to visit the open house sessions – get a feel for which agents are selling properties quickly.