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3 Things Everyone Knows About REAL ESTATE AGENT That You Don’t

If you don’t read this report you’ll almost certainly lose thousands of dollars when you sell your house…

Home sellers don’t know how exactly to spot a good agent

This is understandable considering that you will only trade a couple of properties in your lifetime. Your property is probably your biggest asset. So, be careful whom you decide to sell it; one slip-up from an agent will wipe thousands off your selling price.

Ask the right questions

Many home sellers ask the WRONG questions when they interview an agent. They ask questions such as “How much can you charge?” or “What’s my house worth?”. While these questions are important, they should only be asked after the agent has told you what they’ll do for you and how they’ll get you the best price.

This report is your guide to hiring an agent. Old Fort Bay I’m going to demonstrate how to spot and select the best agent to sell your home. After all, I believe there’s no one easier to sell your home when compared to a highly skilled agent. The thing is that very skilled agents are difficult to find.

WARNING! Don’t settle for second best. Too many sellers make the mistake of picking the ‘best of a negative bunch’. You will be better off lacking any agent

Check out your agent

It is a sad fact, but many people don’t check-out their agent until once they have signed with them – at that time it’s too late. Once you sign you’re stuck; you could be locked right into a ‘minimum 90 day’ contract.

The questions and information in this report will provide you with the knowledge you should keep the power if you are selling a house. After you sign you lose your power.

Agents love to say all of them are different but preliminary research will prove most are exactly the same. It’s the ‘cookie cutter’ approach with regards to selling your house – every property is sold the same way.

What to look for when choosing an agent

In 2006 Neil Jenman (my Dad) was asked to provide a list of questions, comments, and hints to greatly help home sellers choose an agent for a Television show he was hosting. He called his set of questions and comments, GUIDE TO GRILLING AGENTS. During the last few years I have given the guide to many home sellers. This report contains a lot of the questions and comments in his original guide.

What does an excellent agent look like?

Most agents will be well dressed, promptly, and prepared. But the best real estate agents would be the ones who put your interests first. They’ll offer solutions that suit you first, not them.

Agents who ask for money to advertise your home should rarely be hired. In the end, if advertising was the only real reason your home sold why do you need a real estate agent?

Questions are the answer

Sometimes the answer to one good question gives you the confidence you should hire the best agent to market your home. Good questions do the effort for you personally. Before you jump in and begin grilling real estate agents, have a step back.

Put your house buyer shoes on. And start with a mystery shop…

MYSTERY SHOP

Department stores do it, why shouldn’t you? Use the ‘process of elimination’ to weed out the poor agents. Why bother interviewing a real estate agent who doesn’t bother to come back buyer’s calls? Start with an email. Approximately half of most buyer enquiry arrives via email.

If you send out 10 emails to 10 local real estate agents, I can almost guarantee that you’ll not receive 10 replies. If only 5 reply, you then have just saved yourself needing to interview 5 agents. Include your phone number in your email. Do they call you back? Or do they just email a standard response? An agent who follows up with a call includes a much better chance of ‘closing a sale’ than an agent who sends a standard reply.

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