Real Estate Agent with Dunnigan, Realtors, Sacramento (916) 425-9715 CalBRE # 01188158

You have decided to sell your home and are looking for that perfect Realtor that will create the perfect storm of a high price, a quick sale and a smooth escrow.  Many agents will tout their ability to do exactly this combination.

However, the perfect listing Realtor does not act alone.  A truly successful sales experience is a team...the combination of the efforts of the Realtor AND the homeowner.  A united effort goes a long way to have a mutually positive experience.

The smart seller should select their Realtor with one main thought in you trust your Realtor?  If you do, then this means you have done your homework, understand the qualifications of your Realtor and are convinced that this is the Realtor for you.  Once this task has been accomplished, the rest is a breeze.  You, as the seller, will TRUST that the Realtor is telling you what you need to do to your property to receive the best price.  You will TRUST your Realtor that you are being told the right price for your home and you will TRUST your Realtor when you are advised regarding the offer and negotiations necessary for a successful sale.

Mutually, the Realtor needs to trust the seller.  The Realtor must TRUST that the seller has made all necessary disclosures.  The Realtor must TRUST that the seller will work in a timely manner to accomplish the needed tasks.

So, when you are searching for that perfect Realtor, make sure it is someone you TRUST and someone you can work with.  After that, it really can be a positive experience.


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Robert Machado
HomePointe Property Management, CRMC - Sacramento, CA
CPM MPM - Property Manager and Property Management

Paula,  How do you suggest that a consumer determine who they trust? 

Feb 21, 2010 04:12 PM #1
Paula Swayne
Dunnigan, Realtors, Sacramento (916) 425-9715 - Sacramento, CA
Realtor-Land Park, East Sac & Curtis Park -Dunniga

Hi Bob!
Oh, so glad you's my next post! Hint...there is no black and white answer!

Hi John!
Having dealt with clients who inherently don't trust, I have learned that those are the hardest escrows!

Feb 21, 2010 05:47 PM #3
David Saks
(retired) - Memphis, TN

Trusting a Realtor is just a doggone good thing to do in this bungled economic climate. Shonuff is !

Feb 21, 2010 06:38 PM #4
Caren Wallace
Premier Property Group LLC - Tualatin, OR
Portland Caren Real Estate

To all the Land Park sellers, TRUST in Paula Swayne to market your home to sell and surround you with associates that will get the job done in a timely fashion!

Feb 22, 2010 01:12 AM #5
Janice Roosevelt
Keller Williams Brandywine Valley - West Chester, PA
OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker

Trust is built slowly by some, particularly in this environment. Always important to ask open ended questions to determine previous experiences

Feb 22, 2010 11:07 PM #6
Trey Thurmond
BCR Realtors - College Station, TX
College Station , Texas Homes


Trust is they key to life and business .  Many agents take it for granted .

Feb 24, 2010 03:58 PM #7
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