How to Pick a Real Estate Agent

When it comes to selling your home, you want a real estate agent who’s

knowledgeable about market conditions, can guide you through the entire process

and get the best price for your property. But with so many agents to choose from,

how do you decide which one is right for you? The best way to pick the right agent is

by interviewing them and asking the right questions.

When evaluating candidates, ask the following questions to find the right fit:

What’s Your Experience?

If you’re buying a home, it’s important to look for an agent who has sold homes in

your area. You can check this out by looking at their online listings and by checking

the number of homes they’ve sold in the past year on sites like Zillow and Trulia.

You should also ask how long they’ve been in the business, which can be a good

indicator of their track record and stability. Real estate agents who have been

around for a while tend to have a solid network of buyers and sellers and have built

a solid reputation in the community.

How Well Do You Know The Neighborhood?

If you’re in a competitive market, it helps to hire an agent who knows the

neighborhoods where you’re interested inside and out. They should be able to tell

you the average selling prices for homes in those neighborhoods and give you

advice on how to position your home in order to get the most interest from potential

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When interviewing potential agents, be sure to mention that you’re thinking about

selling your home and ask them what they would recommend as the best marketing

strategy. They should be able to explain their approach in detail and why it’s the

best choice for your home.


Are You A Good Fit With My Personality And Style?

While it’s important to work with an experienced agent when selling your home,

personality and working style are equally as crucial. You’ll be spending a lot of time

with your agent and need to feel comfortable with them. You can assess an agent’s

personality by talking to them during the interview process and looking at their

social media pages and online reviews.


Checking references is another great way to determine if an agent will be a good fit

for you. Look for common language in their reference letters (such as

communication, service, negotiating skills, responsiveness) and call them to see if

you can talk to someone who has worked with them.

Once you’ve interviewed a few candidates, make your final decision by considering

how much they know about the local market, their experience, personality and how

their working style would suit yours. By taking the time to do your homework, you’ll

be able to sell your home quickly and at the best possible price. Good luck!