How to find the best real estate agent for selling your home

Who you choose to be your real estate professional is crucial to your success and overall experience in the property market. A competent agent can save you thousands of dollars, and headaches, whether you are buying or selling a property. The best way to find a qualified real estate agent is through a referral from someone you trust. You can learn a lot about an agent from the positive experience of a trusted friend. They can tell you about the agent’s accessibility. Find out if the agent is easily reached, if calls are answered or returned promptly, if emails are a priority and if the agent works full time.

Compare REALTORS®, remember, you may be working with this person for an extended period of time. Interview different agents and ask about experience, knowledge of the area and success rate. Also, ascertain whether the commission is negotiable. Often an agent will take a percentage cut to get you as a client. This will save you money and shows flexibility and drive in the agent. Find out an agent’s specialty. It may not make sense to list your one-bedroom condo with an agent who typically sells sprawling estates and has no contacts with buyers in the condo market.

An important factor in selling your home is marketing. Find out exactly how a potential agent plans to market your property. Will virtual tours, printed brochures, newspaper advertisements, websites, direct mail, e-flyers and open houses be utilized? Evaluate each agent and make an informed decision.

Contact one of our CENTURY 21 Fusion agents -- they would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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