With over 400 real estate agents and over 100 offices in Sun Valley, how do you possibly decide who to work with? You probably know someone who is a real estate agent, or have a friend of a friend who is one. That doesn’t necessarily mean you should work with them. When you are making the decision to sell your home, it’s important to make sure you are working with the right person. Someone who is looking out for your best interest, who will give you helpful advice, answer questions (no matter how many you have!) and make selling your home a priority.
Some things to keep in mind when choosing the right real estate agent...
1. HOW LONG HAVE THEY BEEN IN BUSINESS?
This doesn't necessarily mean you want to pick the agent who has been around the longest! However experience can be a big plus when working with an agent. They know the process and all the paperwork that goes into buying or selling home. They also have probably seen a little bit of everything and can be helpful with solving the problems that inevitably come up. I have been in the real estate business for 24 years and have seen a lot of different situations in real estate.
“Janine brings a resume of experience known throughout the real estate community and her extensive client base. Quite simply, Janine is one of the top real estate agents in the area. She regularly tops the lists in sales volume, and has systematized her business so that it continues to improve each year. Janine commands instant name recognition and respect due mainly to her real estate career, and in part to her philanthropic activities. Janine’s strengths include an amazing capacity for fast-paced, sustained effort towards her goals, motivational skills, and an enthusiastic, well-spoken communication style. Along with her organizational skills, work ethic and stamina, Janine’s involvement spells success for sales efforts.”
2. TALK TO PREVIOUS CLIENTS
Word of mouth is huge in any business, so real estate is no exception. Talking to clients who have worked with a particular agent in the past is a great way to find out if they will be the right fit for you. Ask them about their experience with the agent, how easy the agent was to get in touch with and if they would consider using them again. Reviews like this will give valuable insight into actually working with the person, not just what the agent says about themselves on their profile page! Here is a review a client gave me: