Choosing a REALTOR® for Your Next Home Move

 

Choosing a REALTOR® for Your Next Home Move

 

This post was kindly written for us by Bellhops Moving Company

One of the first things you’ll need to do when you’re considering selling your home, is find someone to help you to all the heavy lifting. Whether you’re selling in one of the most profitable markets in the world, or you might 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 can be complex. Some professionals will try to win your custom 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.

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, online tours, marketing plan, etc)
  •         Will they conduct viewings with buyers on your behalf, or will you have to?
  •         How many relevant buyers do they currently have in their books?
  •         Does their marketing plan include digital marketing, traditional or both?

Step 3: Be Wary of Over-valuations

 

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 what you’re looking at. Many real estate professionals can provide very useful advice but remember not to take every agent at face value.

 

If you are thinking of selling your home, then talk to your favorite boutique real estate agency to book a listing appointment.