For the last few weeks we’ve talked about prepping your home for sale and the ten easy steps to make your home as desirable as possible in order to sell it quickly for the most amount of money. That brings us to our final tip to ponder. You know the old adage: the lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client? Or doctors make the worst patients? Well, the same can be said for selling your home.
It’s no secret, agent!
When it’s all said and done, the best defense you have in the home selling and buying business is an experienced, reputable agent. In other words, do your homework! Ask around to your friends, neighbors and co-workers about who they have worked with in the past and what their thoughts were about using him/her. A neighborhood specialist is important because this agent really knows his immediate market exceptionally well. If you are familiar with a particular person’s marketing, call him/her in for an interview and ask the questions that are important to you. Nickel and diming over commission should not be the goal, here. You really want to work with someone that you feel a connection with and someone you trust. The commission is earned, especially if a deal becomes difficult or contentious. You want someone fighting and negotiating and arguing on your behalf. Everyone with an armchair interest in real estate thinks he/she can handle a transaction as well as the professionals but that’s like saying anyone who enjoys watching Law and Order could effectively argue a case in court or solve a murder mystery crime. Do yourself a favor and put your trust in someone who is working hard on your behalf. Protect your largest investment and asset by using a professional that you respect and let him do what excels at: Selling your home for the most money possible.