How to Guide 2017
If you’re putting your house up for
sale, you need a reputable realtor. It’s
Selling a home can be a really
stressful experience. Of course you
want your property sold as quickly
as possible, and at the best price pos-
sible. But many buyers settle, taking
low ball offers just to get the sale over
A good real estate service, though,
can make a world of difference.
When putting your home on the
market, you need a real estate agency
that will act in your best interests.
So it’s critical that you work with
a high-quality agency. Seek recom-
mendations from your family, friends
and neighbors. They may have been
through the process already, and can
offer helpful advice on finding a repu-
Be sure to get all the information
you can on how other people feel about
their own experiences.
When you have written down a list
of possibilities, it’s time to do some
research. Learn how long the agency
you’re considering has been in busi-
ness. Working with people who know
your community is the ideal option.
Buying and selling homes is a full
time job, so look for dedicated realtors.
If the real estate agency is merely a
side business, it might not give you
the best results.
Go online, reading internet web-
sites that feature customer service
reviews. These reviews should also
help shape your overall impression of
After you’ve narrowed your list,
contact some businesses and ask them
questions. You should know about
their listings, fees and commissions.
Choose an agency that has connec-
tions with the community, a sharp
understanding of neighborhoods that
interest you, and solid contacts with
other realty companies.
This assumes major importance
when you’re selling your current
house, because the agency usually
handles the sale while the realtor
helps you find your new one.
The marketing strategy and ad-
vertising is what makes each agency
unique. It will greatly influence the
sale of your home.
Although most companies might
look the same, real estate agencies
have a preference for the kind of prop-
erties they show or sell.
These concentrations might include
commercial properties or high-end
homes. Try to find a business with
a focus that concentrates on selling
homes similar to yours.
Look at an agency’s listings to see
if your home would fit in nicely with
their existing clients.
If you were purchasing a home,
would you find their listings easy to
read and informative?
The size of the agency will have
an impact on your experience. Small
agencies can provide more personal-
ized service, but they may not have
the networking advantages of a large
Big agencies have more opportuni-
ties to network and sell your home,
but they may have to divide their time
among many clients.
Be prepared to ask an agency the
following questions if you are selling
• How will you advertise my home?
Will you use the Internet and news-
• How many pictures of my house
will appear online?
• On which sites will my home be
• Do you have other homes that
have recently been sold in this price
• How long has the agency been
selling homes in my neighborhood?
• What makes your agency
The two biggest financial decisions
you will make in your lifetime are
buying and selling a home.
choose a REALESTATE AGENT
Protect your investment and peace
of mind by choosing the best and most
trustworthy real estate agency you
Whether you are searching for the
perfect piece of land to build a home
or want to set up a new business, the
experienced staff of Sue Swint Realty
can help. Located at 703 E. Wise in
Bowie, the firm specializes in farm and
ranch listings, as well as residential
and commercial, serving Montague
and Wise Counties.
check listings or call 872-5424 to make
an appointment for a viewing.