The key to selling your home quickly for the highest price possible revolves around selecting an experienced realtor who will best advocate for you. Compatibility is crucial as you will be spending lots of time planning out every step of the selling process carefully. You need a realtor who is skilled at negotiation, who can effectively articulate your position to prospective buyers and their agents and who does not shy away from communicating with you in a forthcoming and direct manner. The best realtor will tell you what you don’t want to hear knowing that the effects of their integrity and reputation will long outlast the most lucrative commission.
While referrals from friends and family who have personally experienced the services of a real estate agent are a great means by which to select your agent, it is not the only way. In fact, there really isn’t a right or wrong way to choose your realtor as long as you practice a few basic principles:
The best real estate transactions are those which are enhanced by an experienced real estate professional who knows every inch of the market. Take your time searching for the one best suited to your needs and ask as many questions as you can. Listen to their feedback and question their process. Don’t get caught up by a realtor’s flashy car or designer suit. Take the time to “learn” them and you will find that making the right choice might be easier than you think.