Have you thought about selling your home lately? Curious how much it may be worth? Are you afraid to ask because of pushy and intrusive real estate agents? Would you like to meet a uniquely qualified and extraordinarily experienced Professional Realtor? I obtained my Texas real estate license while attending junior college in the early 1980s. Later I went into the family business working with my father selling construction materials and building homes. Then in the mid 1990s, I partnered with an uncle in the custom home building business. In 1997 I started my own custom home building company, becoming a second generation builder. When housing slowed to a stop, I decided it was time to sell real estate again.
Did you know that according to National Association of Realtors, that over 80% of real estate agent are part time. For someone who has worked over 50 hours a week all my life, I think this is a disservice to the real estate profession. Don’t misunderstand me, there are some really good professional realtors, and I am one of them. When you are ready to list your home for sale, call me for a no cost, no obligation Market Consultation. If you feel you have a professional realtor, then ask questions. Here are just a few questions I think are important:
• Will agent tell you the truth about the price? Too many agents just take the listing at any price and then try to “work the seller” for a price reduction later. Demand that your agent prove to you that they have a belief in the price they are suggesting.
• Make sure agent understand the timetable with which your family is dealing. When will your family be moving? Demand from your agent an appreciation for the timetables you are setting. Your agent cannot pick the exact date of your move, but they should exert any influence they can, to make it work.
• Help with relocation. If you haven’t yet picked your new home, make sure agent is capable and willing to help you. The coordination of the move is crucial.
• Remove as many of the challenges as possible. It is imperative that your agent know how to handle the challenges that will arise. An agent’s ability to negotiate is critical in this market.
• Get the home SOLD! Do not let your agent forget your motivations for moving. Constantly remind them that selling the home is why you hired them.
These are just a few things you should expect from your Realtor. And you should expect an all inclusive marketing plan from your realtor also. Give me 30 minutes and I will show you a custom marketing plan designed to sell your home for the highest price, in the quickest amount of time, and will make the process as smooth as possible!
Good agents know how to deliver good news. Great agents know how to deliver tough news. In today’s market, YOU NEED A GREAT AGENT!
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