Planning to sell or buy a property? You need to get in touch with the listing agent. How to choose one? See the following tips to get some ideas.
Asked about the marketing ways which agent will be using:
There are different ways which listing agents use to promote the real estate properties for selling purpose. These different ways of marketing include online listing, offline listing, listing on newspapers, open house session and much more. Asked about the agent’s way of marketing. The agent who offers the maximum options and those options which are suitable for you should be selected. Also look at his own marketing campaign which he is running for his business promotions. This will help you to get some ideas about his marketing skills.
Talk with the recent clients and read online reviews:
No one can best describe the success rate of the agent than the recent clients and those people who have been with the deal in past years. You can use the search engine to read the online reviews about the recent clients or even by visiting them. You can take their address from the agent. Go on a surprise visit to the agent and meet with his client who is also coming to his office to sell their properties. In case of buying the property, you can get some information about the agents’ skills from the sellers.
Asked about the client he is working with right now:
The real estate business is boosting day by day, especially in past 5 years, the business has more client than before. If you choose an agent who is dealing with so many clients at a time, then it could be difficult for him to manage the further clients. So, set a number and do not go to the agent who has more client than that number at the moment when you are deciding to take services for your property listing. Also, having a lot of client at a time is a good sign and shows that the listing agent is famous for some reasons.
Look at the current listings of the agent:
What else could be better than reviewing the current listing of the agent to know that how capable his listing services are? Simply look at the current listing of the agent to look to get some ideas that how he will list your property. Also, by seeing at the date, you will get some idea that how old the current listing is? If you see some old listing, asked about the reasons for them. It could be possible that the agent isn’t good in listing properties or maybe there is a fault in the property etc. Think both ways to get the better understanding.
How much will you charge me for the services?
Asking about the listing fee should not be your first question from agents. This gives a negative impression while to get the more clients, the agent may tell you an unrealistic fee. After being satisfied with the answers and fully research about him, asked about the fee. This will help you to know that whether he is asking for the realistic fee or not etc. If there are two agents who say that they will charge $500 for the listing while the third listing agent says that he will charge $600 for the listing, then asked about the reason. Maybe in return, he is offering more services than other and also offering a guaranteed deal etc. So, do not go with the expensive and cheaper options until you know the reasons behind the high and low prices.
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