Choosing a RealtorThe 2015 National Association of Realtors Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers revealed that 89% of sellers sold their home with an agent last year. It also notes that only 8% were For Sale By Owners, which is down from 9% the last 3 years.
Obviously, having an agent is key to selling your home. Homes represented by an agent sell faster, transact for more money and are less stressful than if you were going at it alone.
Some key questions to ask when choosing an agent
1) What sort of marketing plan will you use?
You want to make sure your home is being seen by as many prospective buyers as possible. The success of a home sale relies on a great marketing campaign.
2) How are you compensated?
Don't be afraid to talk about money from the get go. You should understand the percentage he or she will command once the home is sold.
3) Do you work alone or with a team?
Some agents work as part of a team, so you will want to know whether the person you hire will be the one doing the work, or if a member of the support team will be doing the work. You may like a particular agent, but if they farm the work off to people you haven't met, the process may not meet your expectations. Here at the Volk team, when you hire Sheryl & Elliott Volk, you get Sheryl & Elliott!
We are a full service real estate brokerage with over 100 agents to serve you. Let us be your real estate resource. Regardless whether you need to buy or sell now, or sometime in the future, let us help you. We are no pressure and will always try and help. Contact us at 561-792-3948 now.
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"When I sold my home I interviewed many Companies. Knowing most buyers come from the internet I was looking for a Company with a strong internet presence. I googled some terms like, "Lake Worth Homes For Sale" and "homes for sale in Lake Worth", and almost every time Exit Realty Premier was on the first page of Google. Then when I met with the agent from Exit Realty Premier and saw the HD photographs, aerial photos, on line visual tours and videos and all the technology I was sold. I signed with them and sold my home in record time, for the price I wanted and had a smooth quick closing. My agent was very professional and knowledgeable and kept me informed every step of the way.