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Tips In Choosing Real Estate Agents

By Mike Johnson

You’re planning to sell your house, and realize you need the help of a professional. There are several real estate agents whose for sale signs you’ve noticed, but how do you choose among them? The choice you make will determine how easily the whole selling process will proceed.

From among the local agents, choose three or four that have been recommended by others. You may also want to select from those who seem to specialize in listings that are similar to yours. These ones will be experienced in pricing and finding buyers in your price range. Set up an interview with each.

In your interview, ask about their recent sales and listings. Be wary if one has few actual sales closed, but has many listings. This may indicate several things. They may have poor sales skills. They may be more interested in getting listing commissions than in actual sales commissions. It may be indicative of improper pricing.

They should have prepared research about your property as well as found listings that are similar. Have they brought you information that will be useful in pricing well for the market? Is their pricing realistic and agreeable to you? What is their commission rate, and does it allow for some negotiation? How do they split the commission so it is attractive to other agents?

As you do a walk-through of your house, listen to the questions they ask about its features, and any comments they make. Can they give you advice about readying your home for buyers, including any possible repairs or maintenance items you may have missed?

In this online marketplace, all successful real estate agents must have a web presence. Ask to see their website. Take time to explore it in detail, so you have an idea of how they will present your home. The write ups or property descriptions and quality of the photos are indicative of how yours will look. Ask about other ways they will advertise your listing and bring it to market.

Once you have completed your interviews and done your research on the possible real estate agents, you can now make a qualified choice.

Learn how you can enjoy the advantages of meeting with real estate agents Calgary offers today! When you are looking into the Calgary real estate market, professionals who have knowledge and expertise will be able to assist you!

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Johnson, Mike "Tips In Choosing Real Estate Agents." Tips In Choosing Real Estate Agents. 26 Jun. 2010. 27 Oct 2014 <>.

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