Homes For Sale | The Characteristics You Want in a Realtor


To ensure you hire a competent realtor, interview several of them. Putting up your home for sale with a listing realtor is a big decision. Your home investment is likely the largest your family owns and you want to protect this investment. Interviewing prospective Wichita realtors helps your home listing gain exposure. If you conduct several interviews in your Wichita area home, you will gain valuable exposure. Most homes are not sold by the listing agent, but by another realtor that splits the sale on the home listing.

Education

Do not be afraid to ask a prospective Wichita realtor to give you their license number and certifications. You can actually check the original license date with the real estate licensing division by doing a license verification. Most states will also list any complaints that may have been filed against an agent.

Experience

If you are not told directly and can't easily spot the realtor's number of years in the business, it is generally because they have little or less than five years of experience. An experienced listing agent is able to anticipate problems or prevent them from manifesting because they have learned how to handle most any difficulty that may come with homes for sale in the area. Sometimes a realtor has access to a more seasoned realtor as their mentor and in this case, you will have to use good judgment.

Negotiating 

You want to list your home with a Wichita realtor that is known for their good negotiating skills, not the agent you make a quick sale with at the expense of the seller's best interest. A successful agent is generally well connected in the community and well known. This is not always the agent that advertises the most so don't be fooled by big advertising budgets. Ask around and ask for records of home sales and the original home listing prices.

Honesty

Trust your intuition when it comes to the sale of your home and the realtor you are interviewing. An honest agent will likely have most of their business coming from referrals that other satisfied clients. Ask for referrals from friends and family or for references from the prospective agent. Successful realtors go above and beyond making customer satisfaction their number one priority for that particular client's home listing.

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