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4 Top Tips for Choosing the Right Real Estate Agent

No matter how experienced you are, selling a home is always a stressful and complicated process. Those who choose to take on the selling experience on their own quickly realize how much work it is. This is why the majority of people trying to sell their homes choose to work with a real estate agent. But finding the right agent can be a challenge in its own right. To find the best Park City Utah realtor, use the tips below.

Research Your Local Market

When you first start thinking about hiring a real estate agent, you may begin to notice real estate signs and open houses more often than before. This is the first step in researching your local real estate market. Look at the signs and take note of any names of agencies or specific agents that appear more than once. Visiting an open house is another great way to learn more about the market and get to know a realtor. Observe the agent and take note of how they interact with potential buyers. Talk to them to see if you have professional and personal chemistry. Going to an open house will give you a first-hand view of how the agent would handle selling your home if you choose to hire them.

Review Ratings and References

The internet will be one of your most helpful tools when trying to choose a local realtor. With the list of realtors that you compiled while doing market research in hand, you can begin more in-depth research. Look up each of the agents, check out their website, and read reviews from past clients. Online reviews and ratings are a great way to learn about how the agent does their job and what it would be like to work with them. You should also ask your friends, family members, and coworkers for referrals. If someone you trust recommends a real estate agent, you can rest easy knowing that you’ll be in good hands.

Meet with at Least Three Agents

Set up consultations with at least three of your top contenders. By interviewing multiple candidates, you will be able to compare them and find the best person for the job. Ask them all the same questions so you can assess their answers fairly. Ask them questions like:

•    How long have you been a real estate agent?

•    How many clients do you usually work with at a time?

•    Are you a member of a team?

•    What do you specialize in/Do you typically work with buyers or sellers?

•    How will you handle the sale of my home?

•    Do you have a list of references I can contact?

Define your Expectations

Agent-seller relationships that have clear expectations are the most successful ones. Make sure that you and your chosen agent agree on the details. This includes everything from your preferred communication style to the list price. Make sure you get the most important information (commission structure, contract length, price, etc.) in writing. This is the best way to set up the selling process for success.

Contact us at The Park City Investor to learn more about our services and how we can help you sell your home.

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