If you don’t read this report you’ll almost certainly lose thousands of dollars when you sell your house…
Home sellers don’t know how exactly to spot a good real estate agent
This is understandable considering that you will only trade a couple of properties in your lifetime. Your property is probably your biggest asset. So, be cautious whom you decide to sell it; one slip-up from an agent will wipe thousands off your value.
Ask the right questions
Many home sellers ask the incorrect questions when they interview an agent. They ask questions such as “How much do you charge?” or “What’s the house worth?”. While these questions are important, they ought to only be asked following 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. I’m going to show you how to spot and choose the best agent to market your home. After all, I believe there’s no one easier to sell your home than a highly skilled agent. The problem is that very skilled agents are difficult to find.
WARNING! Don’t accept second best. Too many sellers make the mistake of picking the ‘best of a negative bunch’. You could be better off lacking any agent
Check out your agent
It’s a sad fact, but lots of people don’t check-out their agent until after they have signed with them – by then it’s too late. Once you sign you’re stuck; you could be locked into a ‘minimum 90 day’ contract.
SF Peninsula The questions and information in this report offers you the knowledge you have to keep the power if you are selling a house. After 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 is the ‘cookie cutter’ approach when it comes to selling your house – every property comes the same way.
What to look for when choosing an agent
In 2006 Neil Jenman (my father) was asked to supply a list of questions, comments, and hints to greatly help home sellers choose an agent for a Television show he was hosting. He called his list of questions and comments, GUIDE TO GRILLING AGENTS. Over 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 could be the ones who put your interests first. They’ll offer solutions that suit you first, not them.
Agents who ask for money to advertise your house should rarely be hired. In the end, if advertising was the only real reason your house sold why do you want a real estate agent?
Questions are the answer
Sometimes the answer to one good question gives you the confidence you have to hire the best agent to market your home. Good questions do the effort for you. Before you jump in and begin grilling real estate agents, have 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 indegent agents. Why bother interviewing an agent who doesn’t bother to come back buyer’s calls? Start with an email. Approximately half of most 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. If only 5 reply, you then have just saved yourself needing 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 has a much better chance of ‘closing a sale’ than an agent who sends a standard reply.