Over the years we’ve talked with many people who attempt the For Sale by Owner approach to sell their own homes themselves and many ultimately consider hiring a Realtor to get their homes sold.
Although most homeowners who have FSBO signs in their yards will get calls from Realtors on a weekly basis most don’t know how to actually get started with choosing the right Realtor if their home doesn’t sell when they list it themselves. That’s why today’s post will provide you with 3 tips you can use to find the right Real Estate Agent.
Verify Their Track Record
Although it’s possible to look like an experienced Realtor online it’s important to ask a Realtor about their track record of success because, this will tell you if they really are experienced when it comes to selling homes.
You can also verify a Realtor’s track record and level of experience by asking them to bring their roster from the MLS which will show how many homes they have sold in the last 12 months.
Confirm Their Marketing Plan
Once the Realtor wins your business what is their marketing plan to actually help you sell your home?
Do they have a plan of action to drive qualified buyers to your home?
How do they plan on managing the flow of leads or requests from buyers who are potentially interested in submitting an offer?
Ask For References
Last of all, but most important, before hiring a Real Estate agent to sell your home it’s important to ask for their references so you can call and speak with their former clients and learn more about that Real Estate Agents skills when it comes to selling a home.
Besides asking for a Realtors references before hiring them you can also find plenty of feedback for a Realtor online by doing a simple Google search or using Real Estate websites like Zillow and Trulia to read feedback from their clients online.
To learn more simple tips about what you should do before hiring a Realtor or to view homes for sale across Orange County contact Fred Sed & Associates today by calling us at (949) 272-0125.