Choosing The rRght Real Estate Agent/Realtor In Westchester County NY

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Choosing a Real Estate agent to work with is a very important part in selling your home.  You want an agent that is going to not only work to get you the best possible price and terms for your home but one that will market the home effectively.  There is a difference between Property Marketing and Property Merchandising and your agent should know the difference.  Simply put Property Marketing is creating the optimum competition for your home through various venues, online being #1 in todays world.  Property Merchandising is the preparation of the home to sell, such as staging.  As a Seller you get one first impression, if you do the basics from the beginning you won't have to go back to basics down the road.  Inquire about your prosepctive agents oonline prescence and take it one step further by performing a google search of their name.  Feel free to Google me, "Christopher Pagli" for some good examples. 

Some other items you should cover with your agent:

1) Is Real Estate their part time job or full time career? - You will want an Agent that will focus as much time as necessary on selling your property and who is readily available.

2) Inquire about their knowledge of the local market statistics - This is a factor that prospective Buyers will also use to make an offer on your home.

3) Ask the Agent to outline a specific Marketing Plan for your home - Every home is different and should be marketed accordingly

4) Inquire about the office policy and other agents in the office - You have an indirect relationship with these people once contracted so it's wise to know who you are dealing with.

5) Ask your agent about their follow up policy and communication skills - This area seems to be a touchy one for most Sellers.  Being left in the dark can be extremely frustrating, find out how often they plan to be in touch and will they provide feedback when received.

6) Client Testimonials are always great references - Ask your agent if they can provide you with some

7) Have your Agent fully explain the laws of Aegncy Disclosure and how they will be representing You - Make sure you are clear on how you are represented and what this representation entails, scope of duties, etc.

The process of choosing the right Agent is somewhat like an interview, for both parties involved.  This will be an emotional period for the Seller so try to work towards the ultimate goal of a collaborative and harmonious relationship.  If the chemistry is there you will know by the end of the listing appointment.


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