Did you know that that National Association of Realtors (NAR) is the largest trade association in the United States? NAR membership at 1.3 million constitutes about half of those who are licensed to sell real estate. That means when you decide to choose a listing agent, there are 2.5 million people qualified to help.
So, how do you choose to find the best one for you? Here are some tips that can help you find an agent that will do a great job at a great price.
Tip # 1: Find an Agent With Great Experience
Agents come and go, so be sure that you find one that has experience, especially experience selling homes in your area. Recadia’s agents have 25+ years combined experience, allowing us to provide marketing techniques, selling solutions, and negotiating tactics that work. We keep on top of market trends and use our experience to benefit you as you sell your home.
Tip # 2: Find an Agent Who Is Committed To Selling Homes
Vincent Lombardi once said, “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” This is so true in the field of real estate. A good rule of thumb: If an agent isn’t working full time as a fully committed broker, look for someone else.
Tip # 3: Find an Agent With Amazing Communication Skills
When you are selling your home, it is very important that you can get in touch with your agent. It is also important that potential buyers or buyer’s agents can communicate easily with your agent. Although no agent is available 24/7, you want to find one that communicates their hours to you, is responsive to your needs and the needs of potential buyers, and keeps you in the loop. After talking with hundreds of home sellers, Recadia discovered that lack of communication was perceived as a big problem. That is why they have introduced a communication system that will let their sellers know what is happening at all time. Recadia’s communication plan includes scheduled weekly update calls with sellers and an online communication platform that sellers can check 24/7 to see the latest actions on their house sale.
Tip # 4: Find an Agent With a Strong Website
Real estate agents who are truly serious about supporting their own client’s needs must have a strong web site with an advanced home search capability and a digital marketing strategy to attract buyers. 95% of buyers begin online, so having an interactive website that is up-to-date is key. Check out recadia.com.
Tip # 5: Find an Agent That Is Full Service
When choosing an agent, be sure that they offer all the services needed to sell your home quickly, easily, and put the most money in your pocket. Here are some of the services a good agent will offer:
- Market analysis
- Pricing your home
- Identification of key selling points
- Addition of your home to the MLS and major online sites such as Trulia, Zillow, and Realtor.com
- Creates a customized marketing plan
- Fields calls from potential buyers and buyer’s agents
- Shows your home
- Negotiates offers
- Creates binding contracts
- Helps coordinate appraisals and inspections
- Works with issues that could derail a closing
- And more
Tip # 6: Find an Agent That Doesn’t Use a Percentage-Based Commission
Buyers and sellers want the same thing. They both want to buy or sell with the least amount of hassles in the fastest amount of time. The difference is that a buyer wants to save money and a seller wants to make money. If you choose an agent that offers full service real estate on a flat fee, it is possible for both the buyer and the seller to win on the same sale.
Traditionally, agents receive and split 6% of the selling price of the home as their commission. Because of this large sum of money, the seller has to price their home higher to net the money they want, which can lead to more hassles and more time on the market.
Recadia offers a flat fee, full service product. For just a $3,000 flat rate commission, Recadia will help sellers sell their home quickly and easily, providing the same benefit to buyers. Everyone can come out on top.
Find out more about Recadia’s flat fee, full service model, by reading How Recadia’s Flat Fee, Full Service Real Estate Model Can Save You Thousands of Dollars on Real Estate Commissions.
As you can see, although many agents exist in the state of Texas, great agents are fewer and further between. Recadia has the experience, commitment, and communication you desire, providing you with all the services you need to sell a home at a flat fee, saving you thousands of dollars. Call us today at (214) 281-8500. We would be happy to discuss your specific situation with you and show you how we can sell your home quickly, with little hassle, and put more money in your pocket.