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Four Killer Questions to Ask Your Agent

Four Killer Questions to ask Your AgentQuestions

By Maria Patterson

As prices slowly start to rise and inventory begins to shrink in many areas, you may finally be ready to put your home on the market. However, selling your home in today’s gradually recovering market is still tricky business and requires the expertise of a professional real estate agent.

Take your time when selecting the right agent to work with. You’re about to embark on a major endeavor so having the right chemistry—and the right level of trust—are essential. Here are four important questions to ask a prospective agent that will help you determine if he or she is the right person to list your home with:

  1. How long have you been a real estate agent? The number of years an agent has been in the business is important information for you to know—and there are pros and cons to every level of experience, so don’t rush to judgment. For example, if an agent has only been practicing for a couple of years, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Agents who started in real estate after the bubble burst only know how to operate within current market conditions and won’t waste time on outdated strategies that worked during the housing boom, but that won’t work now. Measure their success by the home’s they’ve sold so far and how they overcame the particular challenges of those sellers. Conversely, if you’re prospective agent is a real estate veteran, be sure to ask how he or she has adapted their approach for the market downturn. While their years of experience are invaluable to you, make sure they’ve changed accordingly with the times.
  2. What will you specifically do to market my home? In today’s technology-based environment, don’t settle for a general response, such as “online marketing” and “virtual tours.” Ask prospective agents which specific listing syndication sites your home will appear on, how many Read the rest of this entry »

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EWM Realtors Introduces New Text App

Esslinger Wooten Maxwell, Inc. Realtors Introduces New Texting ApplicationEsslinger Wooten Maxwell, Inc. Realtors

Just text EWM to 59559 from your cell phone to receive information on properties close to your location.

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EWM Realtors uses the latest technology to help you buy and sell real estate in South Florida.

Contact me to learn more about this and other new ways I can help you buy, sell or lease your property.  Michael Solovay, Broker Associate at EWM Realtors – Aventura , (305) 329-4929 or [email protected]

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