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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Home Seller Tips - Be a seller “who is in the know.”

Most home sellers want one thing from their real estate agent - a buyer willing to pay an acceptable price for their home on a schedule that meets their timeline.

Pretty simple.  They want results. 

I read a comment on a web site where a seller was complaining about how their real estate agent had not been doing anything.

My guess is the agent may really be doing something but the seller is not aware of the efforts.

But there are times when the seller has chosen the wrong real estate agent.  The only time they are kept "in the loop” is when their agent contacts them to request a listing extension.

Here is the key point when selling your Brevard County, Florida home:  Regardless of the method used to select your Brevard County, Florida real estate agent, be a seller “who is in the know.”

What should a seller do to make sure they are in the loop?  This is not an all-inclusive list but just some ideas...
  1. Request your real estate agent give you a copy of the MLS entry for review.
  2. Take a look at the photos? Do they give a good impression?   
  3. Read the narrative as well.  Does it provide key selling points of your home? No one knows your home better than you.
  4. Ask your agent for copies and links to any Internet marketing or print media advertising.
  5. Ask your real estate agent to keep you advised of the new listings and especially the sales in your neighborhood
  6. Request your agent send you reports of activity each week or two.
  7. Have your agent provide you with feedback from showings.  The reality is useful feedback is rarely received but when it is received, make sure you get a copy.
As a real estate agent I want my sellers to know what I am doing to market their home.  I want them to be able to tell the world how well I accomplished the job.

As a seller, be in the information loop.

You do not have to micro-manage the process – just be aware.

Considering selling your Viera, Suntree or Rockledge, Florida home?  Call or email me for a free market analysis.

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