Posted on August 15, 2018 - 07:31 AM
by Richard Senecal
Not all agents work the same way. The most important attribute of an agent is that he/she is well connected to the real estate industry. He/she should know the market and provide information on past sales, current listings, his or her marketing plan, and at least 4 solid references. In addition, you also want to look for an agent that is honest, assertive, and one that best understands your needs.
Try to go with a local agent. They can better serve your needs because they should be more familiar with the local market conditions, local prices, and what’s hot or not in your community.
Our family knew selling our home could be challenging, due to unusual circumstances. Rich turned what would likely have been a lengthy, frustrating, and costly process into a sale that exceeded our needs. Rich managed to make it less stressful by remaining responsive, communicating with us at every step in the process, managing the pre-sale improvements and providing staging, and actively driving the sales process. Our home looked amazing. It sold when we needed it to sell. Rich is very knowledgeable about today's market, is a strong negotiator, maintains a calm and professional demeanor, and is an absolute pleasure to work with. We are grateful for what Rich did for us and impressed with how he accomplished it. We are thrilled to have a realtor we will stick with.E. Mills – Kirkland, WA. (4/15/14)