Are you getting ready to sell your house in Fort Wayne? Unless you are going to sell the house yourself, you need to choose a good real estate agent. When friends were ready to sell, they interviewed several agents and based on their search, we have five tips for finding a real estate agent.
The first agent that came to our house was young and very tuned in to the new real estate marketing technology. That to us was a good trait to have: Ability to use the internet to sell our house. He had an iPad slide show that outlined how he would market the house to other real estate agents and to prospective home buyers.
Another trait of a good agent is likeability. We liked this young man right off. You might want to like the agent. You will spend considerable time with an agent either viewing properties or talking about the selling process. It helps if you get along.
A third trait is experience. Does the agent know your area: the schools, the shopping, and the walking areas, and the neighborhood in general? If he/she does not know the area, how can they convince buyers to move here? Experience also means have they been selling or listing homes in your area? How long have they been in the real estate business? Youth and exuberance is wonderful, but experience may trump all. You decide when you interview agents.
A fourth trait to look for is availability. We interviewed an agent who suggested putting the house up for sale by the first week in December to take advantage of lack of supply during the holiday season. One problem, he would be on vacation until after the first of the year, but his assistant could reliably handle everything in his absence. Maybe he could, maybe not. We decided not.
Availability can also mean by phone. Nothing can be more frustrating than not being able to reach your agent with important questions. The agent should be available by phone, text, and email. By the way, that does not mean that your agent should be available at all hours of the day or night. It means your agent calls you back within a reasonable period of time.
Finally, a proven track record and happy clients. Ask for references. Give those sellers and buyers a call. We found an agent who was positive, told us to sell in the first week of December, suggested a price based on comparisons in our neighborhood, told us that staging the house was very important, and had professional photos taken. Our agent was right. The house sold in two days for more than we were asking. Job well done!
Now maybe you want to sell your house quickly for a variety of reasons. Using over 30 years of real estate experience, the team at JT Integrity Properties has been able to help homeowners out of any kind of distressed situation, new homebuyers find their perfect house and other investors find their dream passive income property.
JT Integrity Properties is here to help homeowners out of any kind of distressed situation. As investors, we are in business to make a modest profit on any deal, however we can help homeowners out of just about any situation, no matter what! There are no fees, upfront costs, commissions, or anything else. Just the simple honest truth about your home and how we can help you sell it fast to resolve any situation.
Give us a call today at 260-202-2222 to let us know what YOU need help with!