How To Find the Right REALTOR® to Get Your House Sold
Finding a list of real estate agents to list your house with is an easy task. All you have to do is a “Google” search and you will get a list of agents in your area.
Another way is to simply ask for referrals. If you don’t know anyone who recently bought or sold a home in your area, then, you can simply go to Social Media for help.
Local Facebook groups are great to ask other homeowners for help. Don't gamble on one of the biggest decisions you're about to make.
I follow few of those local FB groups and engage in conversations whenever I am able to. Some of my past and present clients are also in the same groups.
I was excited to get a phone call from a homeowner looking to list her home for sale after four of my FB friends(past clients) recommended me. This homeowner simply posted a question asking for REALTOR® referrals and probably received over fifty responses. Out of all 50+ recommendations, she selected for agents to interview and I was one of them.
I met with the sellers on Saturday, after touring the home, we sat down to go over the CMA. I was the last agent they were going to interview and were willing to share what the other agents recommended. Based on the CMA I prepared, my suggested list price was $80,000 less than one of the agents.
This home only has two bedrooms, wood framed(not desirable in FL), shares a driveway with two other homes, no kitchen cabinets, no master bath walls. It was purchased as an REO a year ago and very little was done to it.
I made my suggestions which were either price it based on fair market value or fix what needs to be fixed before listing.
They listed with another agent. This agent advised to list a two bedroom home as a three bedroom home(third being the office with no closet/no window) and price it much higher than fair market value.
If you’re thinking about selling your home, remember these three simple things;
-Price it right based on what has sold in your immediate area within the past ninety days, overpriced homes sit on the market for a very long time before becoming an “Expired Listing”
-Make sure your home shows well. Your home should have curb appeal to bring potential buyers inside. If your home needs repairs, make sure they’re completed prior to listing it.
-Make available to show and promote it. Most buyers start their search online, make sure your home is marketed online with good pictures and should be available to show seven days a week including afternoons.
Real Estate agents are not the ones who come up with suggested list price, your local market and buyers do that which is available in local Multiple Listing System and Public Records. Your real estate agent can access this information, so can the consumer.
If you are a Clermont FL, homeowner, thinking about selling your home, I would love the opportunity to speak with you. Call or text me at 407-929-1852, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.WhereToLiveInOrlando.com