Choosing a Luxury REALTOR for your next home

  One of the first things you’ll need to do when you’re considering selling your luxury home, is consult with an experienced luxury real estate professional. Whether you’re selling in one of the most profitable markets, or you need a little extra support to get the price you think your property deserves, a REALTOR® can be the key to your success.  Since moving to a new home can often be a complicated time, it makes sense to put extra effort into finding someone who can show you the ropes. Here are just three steps you’ll need to keep in mind when selecting a REALTOR® for your upcoming home move.

Step 1: Research REALTORS®

  Choosing a REALTOR® to help you sell your home for the best possible price doesn’t have to be complicated. Some professionals will try to win you over with an incredibly high property valuation or super low fees, but these things can sometimes be a red flag. Also note, all Real Estate Agents are not REALTORS®. They are both licensed to sell real estate. However, REALTORS® are members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) who choose to adopt NAR’s code of ethics as a national standard in their real estate practice. Take the time to carefully research the difference. After all, you’ll feel better about understanding the difference and it can help you evaluate your real estate professional of choice. Your favorite Boutique Real Estate Agency are licensed REALTORS® & Brokers in multiple states. Georgia & Tennessee are Diamond Realty Brokers favorite areas to list properties.

Step 2: Choosing the Best Real Estate Professionals

  Once you’ve done plenty of homework, you can always shortlist 3 possible real estate professionals, then invite them to provide you with a property valuation. While it’s fair to say that getting the best sales price will often be the item at the top of your list, don’t automatically choose the Agent or REALTOR® that provides the highest valuation, as some people will simply over-value your property to win your business. Find out which services each Agent offers, for example:

  • What kind of marketing materials will they prepare for you? (photographs, signage, 3D Tours, online tours, marketing plan, etc)
  •         How much experience do they have as a real estate professional?
  •         Does their marketing plan include digital marketing, traditional or both?
  • Can they demonstrate or communicate an active pool of potential prospects even prior to listing?

Step 3: Pricing to Sell

  Part of your real estate professional’s job is to help you get the best price for your home, so that they can market it properly to buyers. If the price provided seems excessive, then it’s important to get a second opinion. Remember, Agents know that one of the main reasons people choose them, is that they are hoping to sell their home for the highest price possible. A true real estate professional will be upfront with you about the value of your home even if it’s not the value you want to hear.   Do some research into how you can add value to your own home. Your real estate professional will generally provide you with plenty of evidence on locally sold prices so that they can support their own valuation.

It’s important to understand that appraisers do not always visit the inside of your property to obtain their professional opinion of your property. They often only look at recent nearby comparable properties that are compatible to your square footage so don’t spend too much on upgrades & improvements before selling. Consult with your REALTOR first to get the highest & best value from your property.  If you are thinking of selling your home, then complete the form below to book a listing appointment.  

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