You want the very best real estate agent that you can find, right? Surprisingly, many buyers and sellers simply go with the agents that they use the last time, a friend’s cousin or brother, or maybe just some random person they found online. The problem with this is that it may not be the best agent for your needs.
When seeking out a professional you want the very best. This is a lot of money that were talking about so having just an amateur agent, a newbie or someone that is not familiar with the area as your real estate agent could mean loss of money or money left on the table, mistakes in the purchase and sale agreement and frustration throughout the process.
As Sunset Beach real estate agents and Realtors®, which is a unique certification for real estate agents emphasizing ethical codes of conduct, we understand the buyer’s side and the seller side and because we have done this for decades, can help you purchase or sell the property quickly, efficiently and effectively.
When looking for a qualified agent to sell your property understand that if you look hard enough you will find an agent that will price your property however you wanted to be priced. This is something to be very wary of. Any agent that suggests an unreasonably high sales price or goes with your suggested price right off the bat without doing the research, only wants to try to get your business, not actually sell your home, and there is a big difference. There are agents that will list a home at a high price only to seek a lower price later but unfortunately, at this time, it we’ve missed the most critical time to sell the property and may have lost out on a potential buyer. A good real estate agent, no, the best real estate agent, will be upfront, honest and forthright about the price point in which to list your home. An agent simply looking for work will agree with anything the homeowner says.
Secondly, make sure you check the education and productivity of the agent. You’ll want to ask how many homes they have actually sold in a given year. This is different than listing the home. An agent may have listed 10 homes but really only sold three of them. This means that either the listings expired, they were fired by the homeowner or the homeowner went a different direction. If that agent listed 10 homes and sold all 10, there’s obviously something they’re doing right.
Ask about the experience in the area in which your home is listed or in the area in which you’d like to buy. The agent needs to know the area including the micro neighborhoods, unique details about a particular area or community and anything that buyers would want to know before moving into an area. This is especially true in the Sunset Beach area for buyers looking to purchase a home on the beach. Because we live here, work here and play here, our experience of oceanfront property is second to none.
Ask how the agent will advertise your property. Because we have our own real estate website as well as subscriptions to hundreds of different real estate websites across the nation, your property will not only be featured on our website but dozens of others as well. We stay up to date with the latest marketing techniques, online technology, social media marketing and other in print and in person advertising strategies.
Finally, you need to make sure that you feel comfortable and that you trust your agent. You want straightforward, reliable information and you want to be communicated with on a regular basis. Agents that simply list a property and then walk away hoping that a buyers agent will come along and sell the property, is really doing nobody any good including themselves.
If you’re looking for the best agent for your Brunswick Islands home or anywhere up and down the North and South Carolina coastline contact our office today.