Selling Your Home?
How to Find a Realtor That
Will Go Above and Beyond

home selling articles and tips

If you are getting ready to sell your home, there are a lot of things to do. You have to clean and make repairs, figure out the financial details and find somewhere else to live when your house is sold. Before doing all of that, it is a good idea to get a good realtor on your team. The right one will go above and beyond the call of duty. Here are some tips to help you find the right realtor to help you sell your home.

What a Realtor Can Do for You

The right realtor can help you to save money. They know the local market and can make suggestions for things like which improvements to make to help sell your home. They can also help you to stage your home for home tours and open houses. And, they will help you to sell your home as quickly as possible, for the best price. The less time your home spends on the market, the better off you are.

What to Look for in Potential Realtors

When you are looking for a realtor, you should have a list of criteria. This will help you to narrow the field. It will also help you to avoid being distracted by shiny sales pitches.

  • A good realtor is certified. A real estate agent and realtor are not the same thing. A realtor is a real estate agent who has passed certain eligibility requirements, is required to follow a code of ethics and must take courses regularly in order to maintain certification.
  • Look for a realtor with a reputable company like RE/MAX CORRIDOR. The company should have a local office because they are more likely to be in touch with local markets.
  • Your realtor should have a plan. He or she should know who your target audience is, know how to price your home, and should have a plan for marketing your house.
  • Check references. If friends or family suggested the realtor, then you already have some. If the realtor did not come as a specific recommendation, then ask about references. If your potential realtor doesn't have any, then you may want to think twice.

With that said, while you want to look for all of these things in a realtor, you want to ultimately find someone that you can trust and that is willing to work with your wants and needs when it comes to selling your home. You also want to make sure that they can get you the most money as possible. You also want them to be completely honest with you in terms of what your expectations are in what you think you should get for your home and what you will actually get. Honesty and trust is a big deal in a realtor when it comes to selling your home as it can affect your ability to upgrade to a new home later.

When you are looking for someone to help you sell your home, make sure to do your homework. The right realtor knows their business and will save you time and money. The wrong one will bring you headaches and frustration.