5 Tips To Find The Best Listing Agent

Dated: 07/27/2020

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Image titleSelling a home is an exciting experience for anyone. Whether you’re a first-time seller or you’ve done it many times before, navigating the selling process can be complicated. It’s no wonder 89% of sellers choose to list with a real estate agent, according to the Zillow Group Consumer Housing Trends Report

With so many great agents to choose from, finding the perfect fit can be a challenge. The right agent is someone you can communicate well with, understands your goals, and prioritizes your needs as a seller. Working with an experienced and trustworthy agent can go a long way to ensure your property sells for the best price possible. 

Below, find what sellers should look for when choosing a real estate agent.

Seek Referrals 

If you’re not having much luck doing a broad search of agents on the web, asking for a referral might be a better option. Talk to friends, neighbors, and family members who have sold a home in recent years. Be sure to ask what made their agent great! 

Research Potential Candidates

If you’re considering a potential agent, Google them! Check out their website, social media pages, and give them a call for more information. Online reviews are the next best thing to a personal referral. Take some time to read what people are saying about prospective agents. 

Chemistry is Key

Interview at least three agents before picking one you want to work with.  Take the time to ask questions and get a genuine sense of how each agent works. At the end of the day, you’re looking for someone who understands your needs and is familiar with the local market.  

Explain your Communication Preferences

Above all else, communication with your agent is crucial in any real estate transaction. Make sure you’re on the same page from the get-go. Discuss how the agent will keep you informed of potential opportunities and what you expect from them. Be sure to hire an agent who not only communicates well with but can also answer any questions you may have about the home selling process. 

Local Market Knowledge

Every market is different and you’ll want to look for a real estate agent who’s familiar with the neighborhood and overall real estate market in your area. A good way to gauge local market knowledge is simply to ask. Ask questions about the average time on the market for newly listed homes and average sale prices. 

Each real estate agent has their skills and strengths. Give yourself plenty of time to choose a real estate agent who can elevate your selling process and who you will enjoy working with. Jill Biggs Group can help! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to learn more information about our team. 

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Jill K Biggs

Jill Biggs leads the top-producing real estate team in Hudson County, N.J., a booming market located just outside of New York City. With more than a decade of experience serving Hoboken, Jersey City a....

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