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Hiring a Real Estate Agent

Posted by Alan Tucker on August 17, 2017 in  Buying  Real Estate Agent  Selling
Whether you are planning on buying or selling a home, choosing the right real estate agent is something you want to take some time to do.  You will be working closely with this person for a period of time and you want to make sure that you click.  You also want to make sure that the agent you choose has your best interests in mind.  You want to do your research before committing to an agent.   Know the Characteristics of a Good Agent   Knowing what credentials your future real estate ... read more
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Many people don’t realize the difference between Realtors and real estate agents and use the terms interchangeably.  They are not the same.  Although both are licensed to sell real estate, the main difference is that a Realtor is a member of the National Association of Realtors.  This holds a Realtor to a specific code of ethics.    Realtors   A Realtor must subscribe to a code of ethics.  When you are working with someone in a transaction as important as buy... read more
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If you are using a real estate agent to buy or sell a home, you might have come to the realization that agents earn their living at your expense.  You should not be working with an agent that is more focused on their commission than on your satisfaction.  You want to be sure that the agent you are working with has your best interests in mind and is not just looking to close the deal as quickly as possible.  This agent will get more clients from customer referrals, and with that being said... read more
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When it is time to list your home, you will want to consider whether or not to involve a real estate agent.  Sometimes real estate agents get a bad rap because they work on commission and that ultimately takes from what a seller would make on their house.  But if you’re thinking of not using a real estate agent to sell your home, there are some things you need to consider. Selling Without an Agent First of all, when you choose to sell your home without an agent you are taking a lot on ... read more
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_ Is it time to put your house on the market?  The key to getting showings and offers is having your house ready.  Here are some tips to get you to that point. Always be ready to Show You should have your house show-ready at all times.  If an agent calls and wants to show your house, you need to not delay it because the house isn’t ready.  Being sure that anyone can walk in at any time to a house that is clean and clutter free will help get your house sold. Making a First Imp... read more
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