Seller Tips: Choosing a Realtor Who's Right for You

Posted by Cal Carter Team Leader on Tuesday, November 4th, 2008 at 1:41pm.

Seller Tips: Choosing a Realtor Who's Right for You

A qualified Realtor can greatly facilitate the process of selling your Gulf Shore property. Finding a good Realtor, however, takes time and requires a bit of research and homework to ensure that you have found a good fit.

A qualified real estate agent can help you find a home, tell you how much your home is worth and what to list your home for, recommend lenders and home inspectors, coordinate your home's closing and help coordinate negotiations for your Gulf Shores real estate.

The following tips will help you find a qualified Realtor:

  • Get referrals from friends, family, neighbors and business associates. Choose at least three Realtors who you will then interview. Some common questions to ask a Realtor during the interview process include:
    • How long have you been in business?
    • Will I work with you or with a business associate or assistant?
    • How many homes have you sold in the neighborhoods that I am looking at?
    • What marketing techniques will you use to sell my home?
    • How many clients do you currently have?
    • Do you work full-time (a part-time Realtor may not be able to devote the time needed to sell your home.)?
  • Learn about the realtor's qualifications, including continuing education and training.
  • Ask your Realtor for referrals. A qualified real estate agent should have a long list of referrals from which to choose. Any Realtor hesitant to give you referrals should be avoided.
  • Determine whether your personalities mesh well together. No matter how qualified a real estate agent is, if you don't feel comfortable around him or her, then the relationship will not work. You will need to have frequent, honest conversations, so don't take this area too lightly.

Find a Gulf Shores Realtor who is easy to talk to, who answers your questions directly and honestly, and is readily available to answer questions and address concerns at any given time.

Author Bio:

Richard is an Alamo Heights real estate specialist, who manages VIPs San Antonio real estate offices.

Cal Carter
The Team


Realtors® serving the Alabama Gulf Coast
Keller Williams Realty Alabama Gulf Coast

2 Responses to "Seller Tips: Choosing a Realtor Who's Right for You"

Mario Rossi wrote: Ciao and greetings from Italy, I am Mario a Realtor from Rome, grazie for posting such interesting information, for me is appropriate as now the Real Estate house prices is the same similar situation in Europe and indeed very relevent to the Real Estate at this moment Market here in Italy.

Posted on Saturday, March 7th, 2009 at 12:48am.

charlotte homes wrote: These days real estate prices are going down in USA. I hope soon the property price will start to increase.

Posted on Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 at 5:52am.

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