If you don’t read this report you’ll almost certainly lose thousands of dollars when you sell your home…
Home sellers don’t know how exactly to spot a good real estate agent
This is understandable considering that you will only trade one or two properties in your lifetime. Your home is probably your biggest asset. So, be careful whom you decide to sell it; one slip-up from a realtor will wipe thousands off your selling price.
Ask the right questions
Many home sellers ask the incorrect questions when they interview a realtor. They ask questions such as for example “How much can you charge?” or “What’s the house worth?”. While these questions are important, they ought to only be asked after the agent has told you what they’ll do for you personally and how they’ll get you the best price.
This report can be your guide to hiring an agent. estate agents I’m going to show you how to spot and select the best agent to market your home. After all, I really believe there’s no one better to sell your home than a highly skilled agent. The problem is that highly skilled agents are difficult to find.
WARNING! Don’t settle for second best. Too many sellers make the error of picking the ‘best of a negative bunch’. You will be better off lacking any agent
Check out your agent
It’s a sad fact, but many people don’t check-out their agent until after they have signed using them – by then it’s too late. Once you sign you’re stuck; you will be locked into a ‘minimum 90 day’ contract.
The questions and information in this report gives you the knowledge you should keep the power if you are selling a house. Once you sign you lose your power.
Agents love to say they are all different but basic research will prove most are exactly the same. It’s the ‘cookie cutter’ approach when it comes to selling your home – every property is sold the same way.
What to look for when choosing an agent
In 2006 Neil Jenman (my father) was asked to provide a summary of questions, comments, and hints to greatly help home sellers choose an agent for a Television show he was hosting. He called his set of questions and comments, GUIDE TO GRILLING AGENTS. During the last few years I’ve given the guide to numerous home sellers. This report contains many of the questions and comments in his original guide.
What does an excellent agent look like?
Most agents will be well dressed, on time, and prepared. But the best real estate agents will be the ones who put your interests first. They’ll offer solutions that suit you first, not them.
Agents who require money to advertise your house should rarely be hired. After all, if advertising was the only reason your house sold why do you want a real estate agent?
Questions are the answer
Sometimes the answer to 1 good question provides you with the confidence you have to hire the best agent to market your house. Good questions do the hard work for you. Before you jump in and begin grilling real estate agents, take a step back.
Put your home buyer shoes on. And begin with a mystery shop…
Department stores do it, so why shouldn’t you? Use the ‘process of elimination’ to weed out the poor agents. Why bother interviewing a real estate agent who doesn’t bother to come back buyer’s calls? Start with an email. Approximately half of all buyer enquiry arrives via email.
If you distribute 10 emails to 10 local real estate agents, I can almost guarantee that you’ll not receive 10 replies. Only if 5 reply, then you have just saved yourself having to interview 5 agents. Include your phone number in your email. Do they call you back? Or do they just email a typical response? A realtor who follows up with a call includes a much better chance of ‘closing a sale’ than an agent who sends a standard reply.