33% of surveyed said this was the top reason for choosing their agent

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File:Gentry Bros. Circus poster featuring Miss Louise Hilton, 1920-22.jpgChoosing a real estate professional is a challenging task - there are many qualities a potential buyer or seller wants in an agent, and it's not always easy to find the right person.

Most buyers and sellers interview only one agent before hiring them. What is it about that one agent that convinced people to work with them?

A survey conducted by the New Jersey Association of Realtors interviewed buyers and sellers throughout the State of NJ and asked that question.

33% of all respondents said that they chose their agent based on the agent's honesty and trustworthiness. How do they measure honesty and trustworthiness? What is it that agents do to give their clients the sense that they can be trusted?

Real estate professionals who try to convince potential clients that their home is the best and they can sell it for twice the values of the comps aren't believable. Sellers are too savvy to fall for a smoke screen. Clients don't want a dog and pony show - they want integrity and truth. Don't try to deceive with mirrors and smoke - give them the straight story and they'll respect that a lot more.


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Bob Miller
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty - Ocala, FL
The Ocala Dream Team

Hi Wayne and Jean, interesting fact and statistic.  Thanks for sharing.

Jun 09, 2012 05:31 AM #1
Jeffrey Funk
Realty Executives Central Florida - Orlando, FL
Orlando Real Estate

Good morning Wayne & Jean! Interesting survey results - and it makes perfect sense. Enjoy your day!


Jun 09, 2012 05:36 AM #2
Bobbie Smith
Stroudsburg, PA

I'd have to agree with you on your post. Sometimes all the seller wants to hear is which one is going to give me the best price NOT what is my true market value.  Sad but true.

Jun 09, 2012 05:42 AM #3
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Good Morning, this is excellent, thanks for posting it, nice to know to be doing the right thing

Jun 09, 2012 05:52 AM #4
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY

Very interesting... Especially when so many sellers DO seem to fall for the dog and pony show...!

Jun 09, 2012 05:53 AM #5
David Grbich
Realty One Group - www.FindCARealEstate.com - San Juan Capistrano, CA
Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484

Thanks for sharing - makes sense given the size of the purchase. Regards Dave

Jun 09, 2012 07:42 AM #6
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