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I want to sell my condo in Hallandale. How to choose a real good realtor?

  • February 17 2012 - Hallandale
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You must use a local expert in your direct location. Check your zip on Zillow and look at the reviews.
Look for many yard signs with a common name.
Talk to neighbors.
Most importantly, speak to 3 and interview them before making a decision.
  • March 08 2012
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I too agree the answers/advise given is solid. You may always want to make sure the firm said agent is with is a solid one as well. If you do not know an agent and no one you know can refer you one, then I'd start at the
ground level and do you homework on the firm, then pick an agent, that meets your other requirements.

Of course you want to work (well) with the agent you select, but many times, it's the transaction you want to be successful, you don't always need to end up being "friends" with the agent. Kind of like looking for a good dentist. I just want my teeth take care of ;-).

I hope that helps.

-Shawn, REALTOR
  • February 19 2012
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Thank you all for your kind replies!
  • February 19 2012
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All the Realtors here have given great answers. When you decide you are ready, talk to several Realtors. Then determine what's important to you in selecting a Realtor. It's a process for sure. You have to feel comfortable with them as you will form a relationship...a team ...with the single goal in mind. That is to sell your home! Good Luck!

  • February 18 2012
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First ask for a referral from a friend or colleague that you trust and that knows and likes you...

Second... call them and tell them you want to sell your home...

The ensuing conversation should be made up of the questions that will show you the seriousness of a good agent.  One that will qualify you and not jump to a market analysis and "send you stuff". 

A great agent will spend time up front, before they determine whether you are worth their time, energy, effort and expense to list and sell your home.  A great agent qualifies you as much as you want to qualify them. 
  • February 17 2012
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Look for a local agent with experience.  Conduct an interview to determine what marketing tools the agent intends to utilize to get you the best price with the least amount of inconvenience.  You should be comfortable working with that agent.  Information on pricing needs to be backed up with a written report, which includes the most recent comparable sales.

Good luck!
  • February 17 2012
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This is just some general advice... ask friends (on Facebook even) what Realtors they may have used and what their opinion was of them. If that doesn't help, call around to different agencies and meet with the agents.  Go with your gut feeling - if you don't like them, or if you get a feeling that they are not going to 'be there' for you, certainly don't use them.
And remember, just as you are interviewing them, they may also be interviewing YOU... if you come across as someone that may be difficult to work with, don't be surprised that they may not want to work with you! 
The bottom line is - you may be spending a lot of time with a Realtor, so
make sure that there is mutual respect between both parties. That will make the process a little more enjoyable.
Good luck and we hope this helps.
  • February 17 2012
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1.Ask some of your friends and neigbors who have recently sold in your local area.What they liked about them and what they didnot like.
2.Check on line and search Realtors in your area and check out their webbsite.If their website does not appeal to you or their other homes are not properly represented you will know what to expect when you list with them.
3.Call a few different agents,do NOT tell them you want to list your home if their answering machine comes on.Leave a message you need to ask them a question.See how long it takes for them to call back.That is the level of service you can expect when YOUR buyers call and leave limited information for your agent.
4.When you make a few appts to meet them ASK them to show you HOW they will market your home.Then ask of the items they presented ,are they the ONLY agent that provides that. Ask them what makes them stand out over other agents. Let them prove the value with data,not their feelings about pricing.Appraisers and buyers do not worry about your listing agents feelings.THEY search the data.
5.Make sure you know the information in regard to your condo community.Some are harder to  qualify for FHA financing or some may have to sell for cash.Knowing this information will save you time and selecting the right buyer for your property.
Good luck!
  • February 17 2012
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