If you think that all a real estate agent does to sell your home is to toss a for sale sign out in the front yard, and put it on the MLS computer for other agents to see, then you will be mistaken. Granted there are real estate agents that do little, and make little in the way of compensation. There are usually about twenty percent of the real estate professionals in each city that set themselves apart from the non-performing agents. The key is to get one of those men or women on your side, and selling your home in an acceptable time frame.
You will already know which agents to contact, as they will be seen all over town more than their competitors will. From printed, to online advertising you will see the agent or broker who stays highly motivated, and moves ten times the homes the average sale person will in the same time frame. Yes, agents make a handsome commission when selling a home, but what most homeowners do not realize is that many people have their finger in that financial pie. He or she will have to provide out of pocket expenses in advertising, showing your home, open house events, and even professional printing costs for brochures or flyers.
When shopping for the best Realtor to sell your home quick, and with a great asking price, just tour your neighborhood, and the sub divisions near yours. See who has more realty signs in the front yards. If they are a familiar face, then odds are they are better connected in the area, and many people are referred to them because of their local business network they have built over time. A well connected, and native of the area you live in will have the best chance of selling your home quickly, and the agent will already have prospective clients lined up in their mind while you are interviewing him or her.
The sign in the yard is an indicator that a home is for sale, but only a small percentage of people actually drive by, see the for sale placard, and say I must have this home, and call the number. Well over eighty percent, if not more of home sales come from leads that are shared by other agents, and just being an anchor in the community. So before you sign a sellers contract, be sure and do your homework on who will represent you.
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