Is your Realtor (R) working in your best interest? How to select a Realtor (R)

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Have you thought about whether or not your Realtor (R) is working in your best interest?  Have you checked out their work?  Have you checked out what your listing looks like out on the internet?  Have you looked at the photos that are posted?  Make sure the person you want to help you sell your home represents the homes they have for sale in a professional manner!

  Photo of home for sale

One item that I know is very important to keep buyers' interested in looking at your home is keeping your listing "fresh".  This brings you more showings, more showings mean you sell faster and at a better price.

 

Recently I listed a home that previously had a photo of the home in snow for the main photograph.  It is now October and the last snowfall was in March.  The seller was not aware that this had not been updated.  When listing your home with me, you need not worry.  I keep photos updated and looking good.  I have a wide angle lens for my camera to ensure the best representation of your home.  You should insist on this!

 

To buyers looking at this out on the internet - their first reaction may be - "what's wrong with that house that it's still on the market?"  "We won't bother to look at it, something is wrong with it or it wouldn't still be available."  They then move on to check out the other properties that are available.  I have buyers ask me all the time why a home isn't sold when it's been on the market several months or longer.  Leaving an outdated exterior photo, or photos of the interior with specific holiday decorations is sure sign of an old listing.

There are also the listings out there that have NO PHOTO on them.  Not even an exterior shot.  Don't let yourself be represented by someone who obviously does not put you first!  Call me to list your home.

 

 

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You can find great local Milwaukee Wisconsin area real estateinformation on Localism.com April Hayden-Munson Realtor, Southeastern Wisconsin is a proud member of the ActiveRain Real Estate Network, a free online community to help real estate professionals grow their business. Serving Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington counties and the surrounding area.

 

 

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Rainer
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Andy Kress
Rental Solutions Oahu - Honolulu, HI

This is good information.A fresh listing and good flyers plus alot of open houses does help here in Waikiki

Oct 10, 2010 12:36 PM #1
Rainer
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Jane Wemyss
Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. - Needham, MA
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Nice points of interest!! 

Oct 10, 2010 12:38 PM #2
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Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes

There are a few factors prospective clients should look at when comparing Realtors to represent them. I often tell them to "Google" the ones they want to hire to compare Internet presence.

Oct 10, 2010 12:40 PM #3
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

April...More and more agents are not working well for their clients.  I takl with many people who have just bought a home.  I always ask how the agent did and wha the name is.  I don't want to hire someone if people are unhappy with them.

I turned down 3 agents in the last 2 months because of what I heard from home buyers.

Oct 10, 2010 01:25 PM #4
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April Hayden-Munson
Brookfield, WI
Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate

Andy - fresh fliers are something I don't see much in this market - it's spotty.  Open houses are pretty quiet too!  Glad your opens work well.

Oct 10, 2010 01:41 PM #5
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April Hayden-Munson
Brookfield, WI
Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate

Jane, thanks for stopping by!

Oct 10, 2010 01:42 PM #6
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April Hayden-Munson
Brookfield, WI
Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate

Lizette - Great point, thanks for the tip.  I haven't been suggesting the Google search.

Oct 10, 2010 01:43 PM #7
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April Hayden-Munson
Brookfield, WI
Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate

Bill - it is AMAZING the stories we hear, isn't it!!

Oct 10, 2010 01:43 PM #8
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Kay Van Kampen
RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX - Springfield, MO
Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate

April, our MLS fines us if there is no photo.  Lately, some of my listings don't take great photos, so I can only post the front of the home.

Oct 10, 2010 03:00 PM #9
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Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!

April

Good solid and sound advice on making sure people know one is working for them in the right capacity.

Oct 12, 2010 04:07 PM #10
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Ann Hayden 636-399-7544
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri - Chesterfield, MO
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April,

Great words of wisdom!  A picture is worth 1000 words...

Ann Hayden in Wildwood, MO

Oct 14, 2010 12:40 PM #11
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And please, please, please leave out the picture of the toilet. We’re pretty sure that every home has at least one. Now if it’s an unusual toilet, that picture would be okay. Just make sure you put the toilet seat and lid down.

http://www.russel-ray.com

Oct 20, 2010 10:25 PM #12
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