Our new home sellers guide will give you tools to find the best Realtor to sell your home.
It can be difficult deciding how to hire the best Pittsburgh Realtor to sell your home. Sellers often chose a Realtor solely on the recommendation of a friend or an ad in the newspaper. Here are some suggestions for finding the best agent to sell your home quickly for and for top dollar.
You must choose an agent who is a Pittsburgh Realtor.
Not all real estate agents are realtors or belong to any Realtor associations. It is very important that they are, because in doing so they are sworn to uphold a very strict code of ethics. The National Association of Realtors that I'm a member of has incredibly strict rules we must abide by. Like most professions, their are a lot of unethical Realtors out there who will tell you anything to win your business. Members of the National Association of Realtors face severe penalties if we do anything outside the code of ethics, so it allows you to trust that person much more deeply.
You must choose an agent who you trust.
Trust is very important when it comes to selling your home and you have a short window of time to research agents. Look at on-line profiles, see if the agent has a personal website and look for recommendations or complaints. While searching on-line the agent should be easy to find and be using a variety of on-line resources. When you speak with a Realtor, ask them questions about their business. Here are a few questions that will help you establish trust and rapport with a potential Realtor you’re interested in.
How long they’ve been in business
How they will market your property
What they do that most other Realtors won’t do, to make sure they hit your goals and get the best price for your home.
How well they know the market that you’re selling in
How many homes they’ve sold in the past 6 months