Choosing A Real Estate Agent

admin on August 27, 2010 in Articles

Choosing a real estate agent is not always an easy choice. Most try to use friends, family, or referrals from friends and family. This may certainly keep your friendships and family relationships in tack; it may not always sell your house. For more real estate tips please visit our website at Augusta Listing Expert, where you will find buying and selling tips and a whole lot more.

In choosing a real estate agent you need to look at a couple of different things. One thing you need to know is that not all agents utilize the same marketing techniques. Since exposure for your house is the number one way that you house is going to get noticed, it is important for you to choose an agent that has a marketing plan that will gain you maximum exposure to potential buyers. You will need to ask the agent what they do to get exposure for your house. Be careful that they don’t just put your house on the MLS and hope someone calls them on it. That is not enough to sell your house. Find out if the agent uses magazines, email campaigns, internet marketing, etc.. to gain exposure to your house. Make sure they have their own website and that it ranks well in the search engines. There is no sense having your home listed on a website that is never visited or can’t be found on Google.

Also, a good idea is to ask how many houses the agent has sold recently or within the last year. If an agent is selling homes, they must be doing something right. All agents are not the same. Some sell and some don’t. You want to make sure you with an agent that sells. In the market we are in right now, with things being slow, the good agents will thrive and the bad agents will flounder, or go part time. You don’t want a part time agent trying to sell you home. Just remember not all agents are the same and you need to ask a lot of questions about their marketing plan. Once satisfied, go for it, if not look for another agent. You can find more at www.augustalistingexpert.com, and you can browse featured properties while you’re there.

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