What To Expect From Your Real Estate Professional

Reblogger Joan Cox
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

We see listings every day, with dark or minimal photos advertising a home, and you wonder if the Seller has checked out their listing.     When we list a home, it should showcase a home, and potential Sellers should ask lots of questions prior to choosing their REALTOR®.    Referrals from friends is good, but still ask lots of questions!   In our strong Seller's market, we need to know how to handle multiple offers to get the highest and best price for our Sellers.

Gloria did a great job with this post!  

Selling a home is one of the most important financial decisions you will make, and working with the right realtor to market your home, is another important decision you will make to achieve the best possible benefit. Selling a home can be a stressful experience, and although you probably have been through the process before, every sale is different and the variables can change. 

Your first task?  Choosing the right realtor, one who  makes the experience of selling your home as pleasant and seam-free as possible, and with as little inconvenience to you as possible.

SELECTING A REALTOR®

Here are just some things you should look for when selecting a real estate professional to assist you.  Choose one:

  • works in and is familiar with your neighbourhood
  • works full time in the real estate business
  • keeps up with the latest market trends
  • is accessible through a pager and cell phone
  • works from an office that is open evenings and weekends to accept calls from prospective buyers
  • has high ethical standards, who is honest and who will put your interests first and foremost
  • is detail oriented in order to protect your interests
  • has the training, the know-how and experience in the negotiation process
  • helps you obtain the best possible price
  • you feel personally comfortable with, who is a professional, and in whom you can feel confidence and trust
  • listens carefully to what you say, and will respond to your specific needs
  • has experience …someone who will provide you with a full explanation of what to expect along the way
  • can provide all the services you may need during the course of the selling process
  • is fully computer literate to maximize the marketing of your home through various internet websites
  • provides a high degree of service, customized  to meet your needd
  • will be available to assist you in every aspect of the sale and to answer any questions you have along the way
  • who is actively engaged on social media to further enhance the marketing of your home by bringing perpective buyers to his/her website to view your home

EXPECTATIONS

It’s important to have a realtor with whom you can feel comfortable, and who will make your real estate transaction as smooth and effortless as possible for you.   The realtor’s job is to help their client reach their goals and satisfy their needs.

Your agent should

  •  Return your phone calls promptly 
  •  Make themself available to you at every opportunity when you need them
  •  Explain all paperwork and procedures carefully and thoroughly
  •  Gather the information you need to feel comfortable in the decisions you make.
  •  Be there every step of the way to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
  •  Look after your interests, first and foremost.
  •  Prepare Comparative Market Analysis to establish fair market value
  •  Prepare and sign listing contract
  •  Place house listing on MLS Board, agent website, and numerous internet sites for  easy accessibility to perspective buyers.
  •  Place “For Sale” sign on property (if applicable)
  •  Place lock box on property, if needed
  •  Schedule property for Agent’s Open House
  •  Place “Open House” ad in local paper
  •  Arrange showings for other agents
  •  Contact you regularly with verbal progress reports
  •  Pre-qualify potential buyers
  •  Present and discuss all offers on property with you
  •  Negotiate the transaction with other agent and finalize the sales contract
  •  Assure financing is in place
  •  Confirm that all contingencies on sales contract are completed
  •  Finalize the closing

Selling a home is so much more than placing a For Sale sign on the property and posting the listing on the MLS system.  Finding an experienced, and knowledgable agent is crucial to a successful sale.  An experienced real estate agent has a fiduciary responsibility to put your interests first and foremost.

Is your agent fulfilling all your needs and expectations?

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I live and work in STREETSVILLE and have a vested interest in property values here. Are you considering buying or selling or know anyone who is? Give me a call for a complimentary evaluation of your home in this changing market. (416) 717-6331.

When you choose me to handle your real estate needs, you are choosing a real estate professional who cares about you and your family, and who will listen to your needs, work together with you, and protecting your interests to achieve your objectives.

www.streetsvillerealestateagent.com            gvalvasori@gmail.com

Your STREETSVILLE Real Estate Agent

Experience, Service and Integrity in Every Real Estate Transaction

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

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Are you relocating or moving to Streetsville, Mississauga or the Greater Toronto Area and need a real estate agent? 

When you choose me to handle your Streetsville, Mississauga real estate needs, you choose a real estate professional who cares about you and your family, and who listens to your needs. I will work together with you, protecting your interests, to achieve your objectives.

I have been uniting families and homes for more than 29 years.. Experience has GREAT rewards!

Proud recipient of the Platinum award for outstanding serivce with a rating of 100% voted by my clients!!

A great experience starts with a great agent !

Helping You Make The Right Move since 1987. 

Call me at (905) 896-4622 or direct at (416) 717-6331

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Rainmaker
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
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I agree this is a good article for a reblog. Thank you!

Jan 17, 2017 07:04 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Joan, I know all of us look at listings in the MLS sometimes and think does the seller know their house is being presented so poorly - really makes me wonder how some agents stay in business. Not all agents are created equal!

Jan 17, 2017 07:54 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
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This is an excellent selection for a reblog and great information to share.

Jan 17, 2017 07:54 AM #3
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
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Hi Joan, thank you so much for re-blogging my post!  Much appreciated!

Jan 17, 2017 11:50 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Hi Joan - this es really a very good re post.  In short your real estate agent should be a trusted advisor.

Jan 17, 2017 02:28 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
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Joan

Good choice to re-post Gloria Valvasori post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 17, 2017 08:08 PM #6
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Sondra Meyer:
Star View Real Estate - Colorado Springs, CO
See It. Experience It. Live It.

Good morning Joan.   Gloria's post is excellent.  

When I see the bad pictures on the MLS, I don't know whether to feel sorry for the owner or whether to think it is their fault for not choosing someone a bit more conscientious. 

Jan 19, 2017 05:28 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
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Joan, Very good post to re-blog and the lists and comments are excellent. Most consumers do not analyze their Realtor in this type of fashion. They should but.. 

Jan 19, 2017 01:51 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
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Joan,

 GReat choice for a re-blog, pictures can get people in and can sell a home! Pay for them it's worth it!

Jan 19, 2017 02:24 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
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Joan

I Stopped back to bookmark your post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 19, 2017 07:23 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nathan, thanks, very good questions to ask!

Jan 20, 2017 02:08 PM #11
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Amanda, I have thought the very same thing!   

Jan 20, 2017 02:08 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, thanks, and thanks for stopping by.

Jan 20, 2017 02:08 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Gloria, thought you did an excellent job, and wanted more eyes on your post! 

Jan 20, 2017 02:09 PM #14
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Grant, you are so right, and with the knowledge to do the right thing! 

Jan 20, 2017 02:09 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sondra, maybe a little of both.  Being a past Seller before getting into real estate I knew to look at our listing.

Jan 20, 2017 02:10 PM #16
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Bob, I agree, they need to do more digging and ask more questions.

Jan 20, 2017 02:10 PM #17
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Yolanda, could not agree more! 

Jan 20, 2017 02:11 PM #18
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Thanks Lou!

Jan 20, 2017 02:11 PM #19
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