Blog archives from 2011
Choosing a real estate agent
Mon, Sep 12, 2011
When choosing a real estate agent one important quality that rarely gets mentioned is that a "top producer" or "hot agent" is often very busy. They may not be able give you the time and patience needed to have ensure a successful real estate transaction. An experienced agent who is handling 10 listings and 10 buyers at a time will not be a better able to spend time with you and really listen to your needs.
Top selling agents often price homes below their market value to maintain their own selling statistics. They want to sell your home quickly so they look attractive to future customers. They may care more about their numbers than yours! If you home is underpriced it will affect the whole neighborhoods' values. And you will potentially realize lower profits.
Ask agents about how busy they are and how concerned they are about their own selling statistics. You want an experienced agent with knowledge of your neighborhood and time to give you all the information and help you need to make your real estate transaction successful, positive and profitable.