Choose the Right Realtor to Market Your Home

Choosing the right Realtor to market your property and negotiate the sale for you is the most important step in the home selling process.

Realtors Lawrence "Larry" and Sheila have compiled the Top 5 Mistakes Sellers Make When Choosing A Long IslandNorth Shore Realtor:

Mistake #1 ~ "My Friend Or Family Member Is In Real Estate"
Knowing the Realtor is not enough to establish a professional working relationship. A true friend will appreciate that this is a business decision and will compete for the listing as any other agents. Think about what may happen if a problem or issue comes up while selling your home. Do you want to risk damaging your close friendship?
Mistake #2 ~ "This Agent Agrees With Our Selling Price"
There are Realtors who may tell you what you want to hear. I will tell you what you NEED to hear. Just because an Agent gives you a higher listing price than others, does not mean that this is the correct strategy for selling your house or condo. This is an approach that some unwise Agent may use, but is not in your best interest. They want the listing and that's all they are concerned about. At a later date, they will probably set you straight on the right selling price, and at that point you may have wasted some valuable time in getting your house sold quicker.
Mistake #3 ~ "Whoever Has The Lowest Commission Is The One We're Listing With"
Haven't you heard the statement "You get what you pay for"? By paying a reduced commission, are you getting all the marketing, experience, exposure, and negotiating power that an experienced,  recognized Realtor can offer you? The cut-rate Agent may offer you little effort to get your house sold and there is less incentive for them to spend money on marketing your house.
Mistake #4 ~ "This Realtor Will Hold Open Houses Every Weekend"
Here in TN we have sold some homes at Open Houses and will host one if our clients request it.   In general, only a small percentage of homes are sold as a direct result of an Open House. Experienced Realtors know not to put all their selling efforts at an Open House and use their time in more effective marketing methods. The most effective marketing is not necessarily directly to the public but to other agents also interested in showing your home. 
Mistake #5 ~ "We Only Want To List With The Realtor Who Lives In Our Neighborhood"

This is not a bad idea, but it is not the only reason to list with a Realtor. Knowledge of the local market isn’t only attained by living in the immediate area. Yes, your Realtor should have a good knowledge of the local area, recent and past sales, and the types of homes or condos in the neighborhood, but that can be easily secured through extensive research by an experienced Realtor. Don't let  where an Agent lives be the main reason for choosing your Agent.


Keep in mind, the best Realtor for you is the one who will do the most proficient job of marketing your property, negotiating for you, and communicating with you the Seller to make the process good as smoothly as possible and get your house sold.

Knowledge is power and knowing how to avoid mistakes in the Real Estate market is the first step in a smoothe real estate transaction!

Call Rose Mary Justice for getting your home marketed correctly and Sold Soon.

 Dandridge Tn Homes for Sale and Dandridge TN Real Estate Real Estate For Sale - The Justice Team of Elite Realty Group provides services with Real Estate For Sale and Homes For Sale to home buyers and home sellers inMorristown Tennessee, Hamblen County Tennessee, TalbottRussellvilleBean Station, Dandridge, Mooresburg and surrounding communities.