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How to Choose the Right Realtor for Your Home Sale

Posted By: Rachel Kavanagh

March 24, 2023

Selling your home is a big decision and an even bigger process. A real estate agent is a great asset when it comes to getting the most out of your sale. But, how do you choose the right realtor for your needs? Here are some tips on what to look for when selecting an agent and what questions to ask.

Research & Reviews

Before you hire any real estate agent, it’s important to research their qualifications, experience and offerings. Look online for reviews from past clients, check their credentials and ask around in your community if they have a good reputation. Google Reviews and Rank My Agent are great places to start. Check out Benczik Kavanagh Team’s google reviews here: A great realtor should have strong knowledge of the local market, an effective marketing plan as well as experience negotiating with other agents or buyers. Additionally, they should be up-to-date on all applicable laws and regulations that could affect your sale.  When you meet with them, ask about their values and what results they’ve achieved for others in your area recently. 

How to choose the right realtor for your home sale

Marketing Plan

It’s also important to make sure the realtor has an effective marketing plan for selling your home. Ask about their plan for listing the property online, hosting open houses, reaching potential buyers locally and globally and more. When you contact us at Benczik Kavanagh Real Estate Team, we provide you with a comprehensive, custom marketing plan for maximizing your home’s exposure to the market. 

Negotiation Skills

When evaluating a potential realtor’s negotiation skills, ask them how they will handle offers and counteroffers on your behalf, as well as how they will manage all communication during the process. It is important that you feel comfortable with their approach as this person will be representing you during one of the most significant financial transactions of your life! They should be able to clearly explain any terms or conditions surrounding offers so that you understand what’s going on at all times and throughout the negotiations.

Certified negotiation expert

Choosing a reliable realtor is an essential part of selling a home quickly and successfully. Take some time to do background research into potential candidates before making any decisions. Ultimately you want someone who is knowledgeable about the local market and experienced in negotiating deals so that you get top dollar for your property in no time! Be sure to ask plenty of questions about their marketing plan and negotiation strategies before signing any contracts so that you know exactly what you are getting into from day one. 


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