One of the questions that should and often does not...occur to a Seller....is whether or not the listing agent that they are interviewing has the resources ...be they financial or marketing availability... or creativity...experience and success to put together a plan to market their home...
Maybe the Home Seller was
dazzled by the dollar signs promised
by the agent with Mega buck return
on their investment...Mmmmm...all the better to reinvest in the next house....those rose colored glasses can get in the way of asking questions like ...what is your real estate experience...what is your marketing plan...what kind of professional "partners" will assist in promoting the house...from photography and video to blogs and websites....multi media marketing...has the agent really shown you that she/he has the financial means to " Put their money where your house is ?" MLS listings and a sign in the yard...open the door to an open house and hope that the well qualified buyer has brought their checkbook....lots of hoping...but has the sales history...has the experience...has the education of the agent shown the Seller that they are making the right choice ?
If it is a Luxury Home...Has the agent had the training...have they had the experience...what is the marketing plan ? Is there the financial comittment to support this kind of home ?
If it is a home that is in a more rural location...does the listing agent have a working knowledge of different tests required for water and sanitary systems ?
If the home is in a sub division...has the agent gotten the restrictions and understands how to explain them to prospective buyers?
Is the agent willing and able to commit the time to taking your home from "for sale" to SOLD ?
There is a difference....between listing and selling a home...and the enticement of a great return on a real estate investment that will never happen....with no investment in the marketing and little or no experience in sales...is not a good combination for getting a property from "for sale" to SOLD.
If you or anyone you know is looking for agents who have the successful experience supported by education, and complimented by knowledge and investment in getting a home sold... Call the Hansons...we are honored to be of service.