Your decision to sell your home is not a small one.
Knowing that; can make your decision to sell your home a bit more complicated. When you begin to think about selling your home and you share that information with friends, suddenly everyone knows a REALTOR®. They are a dime a dozen. Chances are you have a cousin, co-worker, aunt, a friend of friend who is a real estate agent.
But, remember this is your largest investment we are talking about. "Hiring the wrong agent could cost you thousands if not tens of thousands." When listing your home For Sale in today's technology driven world, you need to choose wisely. Make sure you hire someone that has changed with the times. Just placing a sign in the front yard, a lockbox on the front door, entering the listing in the MLS System and praying to the heavens above that is will sell...is not enough anymore. It has never been. However, depending on who you hire, that could happen to you.
Make sure the REALTOR® you choose is not a listing collector.
Listing Collector: agents who list homes for sale, to cultivate business.
Real estate may be big business to some and that is great for them. However, it will help you to remember this. Don't fall for fast talk. This is about you, not them. You have one home. You have equity that you want and need to be able to move on to the next chapter of life. Whether you're downsizing, buying a move-up home or relocating to a new area. You need someone who is passionate about the home values in your area. You need someone who knows the neighborhood, knows the Lake Ridge Virginia community and who has a vested interest in getting you top dollar for you home. Wouldn't you agree?
So how do you the homeowner who is thinking of selling your home in the Lake Ridge Virginia area find a good REALTOR® who can not only sell your home, but has systems in place to begin to market your home to the home buying public on day one! Well the devil is in the details when hiring an agent.
Here are some interview questions to ask a prospective REALTOR® that you are thinking of hiring.
- How many homes have you listed this year?
- How many of those homes settled?
- Do you have any reviews Online that I can read?
- How much did the owners list for, and how much did they ultimately sell for?
- How do you find buyers for my house?
- Can you track what works and what doesn't?
- Can you show me homes that you sold this year?
- How do you advertise my home?
- Where do you market my home?
- Do you use "Social Media? "
- Do you use "Text?"
- Do you use "Video?"
- Will you be doing a "Virtual Tour" of my home"
- What about helping me figure out what to do to get market ready. Can you make suggestions to us?
- How will I know that you are working on selling my home?
Learn how I can get your home sold fast and for top dollar here in Lake Ridge Virginia. Visit:
I only take on a few listings at a time, so that I can devote the time and energy needed to get your home sold. Keep in mind there is a huge difference between Listing Your Home For Sale and Selling Your Home. Let's work together to make your goal a reality.
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" You would want to hire me as your REALTOR®, if you're looking for a high energy, positive, take charge,knowledgeable person that is passionate about helping you get what you want! "
That's me! I'm easy going, and prefer to communicate by email, text and I use the latest technology to not only to stay in touch with you, but to market homes for sale as well and to negotiate.
Check out the newest listings For Sale right now in our area. Click on the box below!
The area's I service in Virginia are Lake Ridge, Woodbridge, Manassas. If you live outside these area's let's talk. If you have found my information helpful and you like what you see, chances are if I cannot help you, I know another REALTOR® who can.
Tip: when reading any blog post, pay close attention to the date post was written as homes sell quickly. Call author for up to date information.
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Note: This real estate blog is written by me Peggy James and it is is my opinion and may not reflect the opinion of Exit Choice Realty 14067 Crown Ct, Woodbridge Virginia 22193.
I have been blogging since 2008 and I am a full time REALTOR® .