Tips for Choosing a Realtor

OreillyTeam-CircleMasterFile8-Nov15When you are preparing to sell your home, the decision of your real estate agent is very important. However, in a saturated Greater Cleveland market, the options might seem endless. Keep in mind that your choice of real estate agent will be the person you trust to see you through every step of the selling process. For that reason, it should not be a decision made lightly or without some research. Here are some tips for choosing a Realtor:

Meet the Realtor face-to-face before making a decision. Sit down and talk to a prospective Realtor in person, before you commit. Make sure you feel at ease and comfortable with the Realtor. This is so important, because if you do not, you will feel uneasy throughout the entire process.

Ask for references. Do not hesitate to ask your Realtor for references, or whether you can speak to a previous client. An experienced real estate agent will, in return, not hesitate to provide references and the contact information of past clients so that you can speak with them about their personal experience.

Look for local expertise. Does your Realtor have experience in your preferred locations? Ask about areas of expertise. A Realtor with a lot of familiarity in your preferred areas is better equipped to work with you.

Agree on expectations. What are your expectations regarding selling price? How long do you anticipate your home being on the market? The right Realtor will offer both honest and realistic feedback, based on his or her expertise and familiarity with the local market.

Inquire about a marketing plan. How will your Realtor market your home? It is a valid question to ask. Your Realtor should be able to share specific ideas and strategies with you.

Are you looking for an experienced Realtor in Northeast Ohio? If so, call the O’Reilly Team today.