How to Choose the Best Listing Agent for Your Home

How to Choose the Best Listing Agent for Your HomeIf you’ve been thinking about selling your home, partnering with a listing agent should be at the top of your list of to-dos. But, with so many real estate agents in the market place today, how do you know which agent will be the best for you?

Ideally, a good listing agent will perform a number of important services, which should all center around coming up with the property list price, as well as a good, solid marketing plan for bringing in potential buyers.

For example, your listing agent should provide you with recommendations on any updates or home improvements that will catch the eye of possible buyers. He or she should also market your home in the areas where it will garner attention – which at the very least includes placing your home in the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), as well as in local advertising sources.

Once you have offers coming in, your listing agent should present the offer to you, as well as work with the potential buyer (or buyer’s agent, if they have one) in terms of negotiating a price and a closing date that will work the best for all of the parties involved.

When considering the right listing agent for you, there are several questions that you should ask, such as:

  • What location(s) do you focus on?
  • How many homes in this area have you sold recently?
  • How long do most of your listings remain on the market before they sell?
  • Are you a full-time or a part-time agent?

Working with the right listing agent can have an impact on how quickly your home may sell, as well as how much potential purchasers will offer. If you’d like more information on what services a listing agent provides, as well as a better idea of how listing agents should create a plan for getting your home sold quickly, Contact Us. We will walk you through the key steps to selling your home, and provide you with a free, no obligation analysis of your home’s current value.

By | 2017-06-20T20:54:00+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Home Selling|

About the Author:

I grew up in the Bowie-Crofton area with my 3 other siblings. As the middle child, I have a natural talent for negotiating! I moved to the Annapolis area for several years after I graduated college, and I currently reside in Arnold with my wife, son, and daughter.