Every homeowner wants to sell their property to the highest bidder, that is why they get excited by a listing agent who gives them the highest quote of their property and requests a questionably small commission, while this is a good opportunity to make the best of your property it is always good to seek a second opinion before falling for such realtors. What most property owners fail to understand is that real estate agents can only provide estimates of the value of your property to help you quote an ideal price that will not scare away potential buyers and not low that you feel cheated after the transaction, you have the final say on the price of your property and it’s up to you and buyer to agree on the final price. To help you avoid making such kinds of mistakes and others when looking for a real estate agent this article outlines some of the common mistakes you need to avoid.
It is quite common to see homeowners select listing agents who give them the highest quote and ask for the lowest commission below ordinary 6 percent, what property owners fail to understand is that such listing agents want to persuade them in keeping them so that they can have a huge listing which sadly most people use to determine reliability and competency of listing agents, a huge listing does not necessarily mean the properties are selling and there should not be used as a measure of listing agent competency, therefore, avoid realtor who gives insanely high prices and ask for small commissions because they will not commit in marketing your property and you are likely to experience a slow sale.
Failure to consider a local realtor is another mistake a good number of property owners make, what you need to recognize is that local real estate agents have a rich understanding of the local property market and therefore in a good position to give you the most accurate value of your property, local realtors have in-depth knowledge of local regulations that govern property transactions which contribute to smooth property sale with less hassle, it is also easy for a local real estate agent to show up as many times as possible to help you in preparing the property for sale compared to a real estate agent who is far from your property.
Only a small number of homeowners pay attention to the customer service a real estate agent possesses, as a result, a good number of property owners have found themselves with a dishonest untrustworthy, and unavailable listing agent, this can be frustrating and stressful because it significantly slow your selling process as the real estate agent can barely commit to marketing your property, this danger of hiring such real estate agents is that they erode your confidence and trust you had for real estate agents and you never be comfortable hiring one in future. Those are common mistakes property owners make when hiring a real estate agent.