If you do NOT read this report you’ll almost certainly lose thousands of dollars when you sell your house…
Home sellers don’t know how to spot a good real estate agent
This is understandable considering that you will only trade one or two properties in your lifetime. Your home is probably your biggest asset. So, be cautious whom you decide to sell it; one slip-up from an agent will wipe thousands off your value.
Ask the right questions
Many home sellers ask the WRONG questions when they interview an agent. They ask questions such as “How much do you charge?” or “What’s my house worth?”. While these questions are essential, they ought to only be asked following the agent has told you what they’ll do for you and how they’ll get you the best price.
This report can be your guide to hiring an agent. I’m going to demonstrate how to spot and select the best agent to sell your home. After all, I believe there’s no one better to sell your home when compared to a highly skilled agent. The thing is that very skilled agents are difficult to find.
WARNING! Don’t accept second best. Way too many sellers make the error of picking the ‘best of a negative bunch’. estate agents You will be better off lacking any agent
Check out your agent
It’s a sad fact, but lots of people don’t check-out their agent until once they have signed using them – by then it’s too late. Once you sign you’re stuck; you could be locked right into a ‘minimum 90 day’ contract.
The questions and information in this report provides you with the knowledge it is advisable to keep the power if you are selling a house. After you sign you lose your power.
Agents love to say they are all different but basic research will prove most are exactly the same. It is the ‘cookie cutter’ approach when it comes to selling your house – every property comes the same way.
What to look for when choosing an agent
In 2006 Neil Jenman (my Dad) was asked to supply a summary of questions, comments, and hints to help home sellers choose a realtor for a Television show he was hosting. He called his set of questions and comments, GUIDE TO GRILLING AGENTS. Over the last few years I’ve given the guide to many home sellers. This report contains many of the questions and comments in his original guide.
What does a good agent look like?
Most agents will be well dressed, on time, and prepared. But the best real estate agents will be the ones who put your interests first. They’ll offer solutions that suit you first, not them.
Agents who ask for money to advertise your home should rarely be hired. After all, if advertising was the only reason your house sold why do you want a real estate agent?
Questions are the answer
Sometimes the answer to one good question provides you with the confidence you need to hire the best agent to sell your house. Good questions do the effort for you personally. Before you jump in and begin grilling real estate agents, have a step back.
Put your house buyer shoes on. And start with a mystery shop…
Department stores do it, so why shouldn’t you? Use the ‘process of elimination’ to weed out the poor agents. Why bother interviewing an agent who doesn’t bother to return buyer’s calls? Start with an email. Approximately half of all buyer enquiry arrives via email.
If you distribute 10 emails to 10 local realtors, I can almost guarantee that you will not receive 10 replies. Only if 5 reply, then you have just saved yourself needing to interview 5 agents. Include your contact number in your email. Do they call you back? Or do they just email a standard response? A realtor who follows up with a call includes a much better potential for ‘closing a sale’ than a realtor who sends a typical reply.