How to Find the Right Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home
| Jan 13, 2016
Once you’ve decided to sell your home, you need a trusted guide by your side: a Realtor®, of course! Here we’ll teach you how to find an essential partner in pulling off this most important of all transactions. Because not all agents are created equal. (They’re not even all Realtors—that designation is reserved for members of the National Association of Realtors®.) Here’s how to find a real estate agent who’s right for you.
Gather referrals, but take them with a grain of salt
There are a lot of agents out there. So how do you choose? Go ahead and ask your pals for referrals, but don’t fall into the trap of picking an agent purely because of rave reviews. The old mantra of location, location, location applies to real estate agents as much as homes.
You want an agent who is very familiar with your area, says Wendy Flynn, a Realtor and agent in College Station, TX. The reason is simple: If they’ve spent time in the area, they’ll know how to market your house there.
Published by Bari Williams, Sotheby’s International Realty