Choosing & working with an Agent – Part 1 of 2

Choosing the right agent is crucial if you want to get the highest price for your property with the least amount of stress.

Buyers have a choice – your home or someone else’s.

Your agent should be skilled, selling the positives of your property and, when necessary, selling the negatives of properties that are listed with other agents. This does not mean your agent should mislead people. It means that your agent works for you and not for the other home sellers or their agents.

Your Reason

Be sure your reason for selling is confidential. No-one, other than the agent you trust, should know why you want to sell.

If the buyers know you have a pressing reason for selling, this could be used against you.

It is enough for buyers to know only that you want to sell. The reason is your business. Revealing it could weaken your position when you receive an offer.

The best agents will tell you how to give your property that special feeling that wins the hearts of buyers.

With the right agent, and with your property looking its best, you will always get the highest price.

The advice contained in this series may be contrary to the advice you receive from many real estate agents.

The greatest problem facing home sellers is lack of information. Some people only sell a property once or twice in their lives. Even those who sell more often rarely have the experience or the information to know how to get the best price with the least risk.

Following are some things you should consider when selecting a real estate agent. You will, it is hoped, notice that in none of these ways is it suggested that you select an agent based on who charges the lowest fee, or on who quotes the highest selling price to you…

This is the most dangerous way to select a real estate agent.