How to choose a Realtor?

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Interview a couple of Realtors. Don't just call one agent or have one agent call you and not be able to talk to another agent to get some other opinions. Everyone has different plans and everyone has different views.

Though, there are things you can do to retract the curtain and perfectly evaluate a real estate agent's past performance and potential success with your home. Either you are the buyer or the seller.

Here are some ways you can find out more about your agent before you hire.

1.  Talk with recent clients.


2.  Look up the licensing.


3.  Pick a winner.


4.  Select an agent with the right credentials.


5.  Research how long the agent has been in business.


6.  Look at their current listings.


7.  Ask about other houses for sale nearby.


8.  Ask what geographic areas and types of properties do they handle.


9.  Ask how they will communicate with you.


10. Ask if they can share references.


Consider communication style, endurance in the business and more to find the right fit.

Please feel free to begin the process at Abernethy Properties or see what your home is worth at Carolinas Home Values.   Please don't hesitate to let me know how we can help you with all of your Carolinas Real Estate needs.

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Comments (1)

Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

True, most consumers probably never take a moment to look up whether or not a licensee has a valid license, nor do they check to see if there are any violations or disciplinary actions against a particular agent.

It would make sense to look up whether an agent has actually made any closed sales in the past year or two. When interviewing an agent, why not ask for some statistics dealing with closed sales? How about ratio of sold price to list price? And have they made any sales in the same bracket as the home you hope to sell? I've seen sellers who hope to sell a $700,000 home interviewing agents who have never (or rarely) sold anything over $350,000. That makes no sense to me.

Apr 13, 2015 07:15 AM

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