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Finding the Best Real Estate Professional


Finding the Best Real Estate Professional 

Finding the right real estate professional requires doing a little 
research and asking a few questions. You need to know everything 
about the selling process. What is the marketing strategy? What kind 
of advertising will be done? Is the REALTOR® capable and willing to 
communicate effectively? Can the REALTOR® effectively present and sell 
the less-noticeable assets of the property? 

Real estate professionals also need to be knowledgeable about the 
community. They need to have a feel for the history of the area and 
the approximate price that people will be willing to pay. Also, real 
estate agents should know what the competition is and how much it 
will effect your sale. 

NEVER choose a REALTOR® on price alone. Remember that a REALTOR® cannot 
magically raise the selling price of the house. Consider the buyer. 
The purchaser won't willingly pay too much; it's most likely that he 
or she will do research on the market and try to find the best product 
for the best price. The facts simply cannot be changed, no matter 
which REALTOR® you select. In spite of these unchangeable factors, the 
REALTOR® you select must still be diligent and knowledgable. 

If your property does not elicit attention within several weeks, the 
cause can most likely be attributed to one of these three factors: 
location, condition, and price. The location obviously cannot be 
changed. You should consider examining the conditioning of your 
property and reevaluating the marketing strategy. Ask your REALTOR® to 
offer an explanation of the competition and your pricing strategy. 

Rick Reed, G.R.I., CDPE- Certified Distressed Property Expert 

Assoc. Broker/Owner "The Congressional Team" RE/MAX

Licensed in MD & Wash DC

8937 Shady Grove Court
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Cell: 301-742-1172
Office: 240-403-0399 X306

Can I help a friend or family member with their Real Estate needs?  You can count on me!

Comment balloon 1 commentRick Reed • June 04 2011 09:09AM


Lots of good information, Rick.  I'd like to add one -- be sure your agents personality is a "good fit" to yours.  It is vitally important to be able to communicate and ask questions comfortably!

Posted by Faith LaRosse, Serving Berks, Chester & Montgomery Counties (Springer Realty Group) over 7 years ago