Choosing a good real estate agent is as important as choosing an attorney, financial planner or any other trusted consultant. Your realtor needs to have the same goals as you; sell your home at the best price and terms of the market. He should be a market specialist: No matter where you live, your housing market favors either sellers or buyers. Your agent will help you prepare your home to sell for the highest possible amount and educate you about the current market conditions.
What should you look for in an agent?
A real estate professional should save you time. Over 85% of homes in the United States are sold by agents. He is supposed to know the best ways to advertise your property for it to get exposure and get sold quickly. He should be available to do the showings of your property and not let you do the work.
A realtor should work to protect you from unqualified buyers. While some buyers try to buy homes beyond their means, lenders and buyers agent work to make sure buyers can afford and are pre-qualified to do an offer on your property.Real Estate professionals know how to close the deal. When the contract is signed, thatís when they orchestrate the closing agent, the appraiser, the insurance and the inspector.