Choosing a real estate agent

There are several topics that come up time and time again when you discuss real estate. How to choose a real estate agent, and why to use one at all, are two such topics, and I have touched on both before. However since they are so eternally topical, I thought I’d look at the first one again today. Although I could be considered bias seeing I work at CENTURY 21, many people do believe that working with a professional real estate agent is the best approach to selling your home. There are a lot of options available to sellers other than using a realtor, but because selling your house is a complex legal process, it’s best to go with an expert.


That said, if you don’t have an established relationship with a real estate agent, it can be difficult to work out how to find the best one for you. One of the most important things to remember is that although your home is an incredibly personal asset, you can’t let the business side get personal. Selling your home is a business transaction, and like any other business scenario, you can’t let personal relationships interfere with sound business judgment. Choose your agent through a process of determining personal qualities as well as professional experience and expertise.

Selling your home is going to be a joint effort, so look for an agent who you think you’ll get along with, whose personal characteristics seem to match well with your own, but not to the exclusion of professionalism. This person is going to be marketing your house, taking responsibility for the whole process through to the legal side of things, so they need to be able to do more than just get along with you!  

Posted by Charles Tarbey on 27/07/2009 at 2:27 PM | Categories:


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