Selling your home can be a difficult and exhausting process. To get through it with as little mess or complications as possible, it’s important to find a broke that you can trust. A trusted broker can help sell your home faster or find buyers the perfect new home. It can challenging to find the right broker, but there are ways to help narrow it down:
When selling a home, you must with a broker that knows how to perfect price the property, the exact way to sell it and how to effectively negotiate. Potential homebuyers will also need to make sure you are working with a broker who knows how to do it all, look to friends and family for recommendations. It would also help to seek assistance from a superintendent or resident manager for the information on brokers who have successfully represented sellers and sold properties recently.
It’s also helpful to utilize online tools when looking for a broker. Avoid using a general search engine to find a good broker. Instead, use sites such as HomeLight or Realtor.com to make a list of qualified agents working in your neighborhood.
Whether you’re looking into brokers for buying or selling, it’s important to ask the right questions. Even if the the list of brokers you have has come from trusted friends and family recommendations, or an official real estate search engine, interview them on their qualifications. Important questions to ask are how long they’ve been in business, if they’ve sold in your neighborhood, their references and ask to see their listing presentation. Those looking to a home should ask the same kind of questions.
When asking these questions, also keep in mind that experience is important but shouldn’t eliminate someone entirely. Keep in mind that someone new in the business can be even hungrier for a sale than someone more experienced. When looking over their resume, be sure to look at the qualities that aren’t on paper.
It’s important to not feel discouraged if you don’t feel it’s working out with your first choice. There may come a time when you will have to move on with a new broker and leave the other one behind. Remember that there isn’t going to be a contract or document binding you as a buyer or seller to a broker. When it comes time to terminate the partnership, let them know you will no longer be accepting offers from them.
Be sure to obtain a list of all the people who contacted your broker. This way if someone who is not on that list contacts you and makes an offer, the broker will not be able to claim credit for it.
Finding a real estate broker to sell or buy a new home from doesn’t have to be a difficult process. By utilizing the correct tools and asking the right questions, you will find the perfect broker for all your real estate needs.