Choosing a Pittsburgh Realtor to to sell your home.

Real Estate Agent with Piatt Sotheby's International Realty RS274287

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


Posted by

Elizabeth Caplan, REALTOR

Keller Williams, The Caplan Group

5425 Baum Blvd. Pgh PA 15232

412-302-2645- direct, 412-682-0120 -office

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Comments (2)

Randy Bocook
Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners - Richmond Hill, GA
Selling Coastal Georgia

Love the post, Great questions. I love to be able to say " I have sold your home before" or I have sold 100 homes in your neighborhood. It is very powerful.
Have a great 2013!!


Feb 07, 2013 12:39 AM
Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
949 874-2247

I like the questions that you have put up in this blog.  Thanks.

Feb 07, 2013 12:40 AM