Once you’ve made the decision to sell your home, choosing a real estate agent is one of the first and most important choices you will make.  Ask friends, family, or colleagues who have been through the process for referrals; try to find an experienced agent who is familiar with your neighborhood and make certain of his or her credentials.  Your real estate agent will play many roles in the course of selling your home, so it is important you feel comfortable with the agent you select.  It is in your best interest to choose an agent with the distinction of being a REALTOR, as they are held to a strict code of ethics to ensure every detail is covered with the utmost reputability.  Only Real Estate Professionals who belong to the National Association of REALTORS may call themselves REALTORS.  As REALTORS, they are bound by this strict ethical code.  Below are some ways a REALTOR can help you sell your home.
  • REALTORS know current real estate values in your neighborhood and will help you set a realistic, competitive price.
  • REALTORS can tap the large market through referrals, marketing techniques, and the latest computer technology.
  • REALTORS "qualify" prospects to ensure your home is in their buyer’s price range and meets the buyer’s needs.
  • REALTORS will figure the net proceeds from your sale, taking into account your outstanding loan balance, closing costs, and possible owner financing.
  • REALTORS know all the necessary steps involved in selling a home from the day it is listed, through appointments, phone inquiries, negotiations, and closing.  They make the sale "hassle free!"
We suggest interviewing more than one agent before making your choice.  Remember, a real estate professional’s main concern is helping you sell your home in the least amount of time at the best price.  Be sure to take full advantage of his or her expertise to make your home sale a pleasant and rewarding experience!