It’s common to interview Thousand Oaks realtors, several in fact, to find the traits you value most. Invite them to your home and don’t be put off by their age. One agent a friend interviewed was young and very tuned in to the new real estate marketing technology. That can be an excellent trait to have: Ability to use the internet to sell their house. A tech savvy agent will know how to use an iPad and any other technology that will help sell your house fast. The agent should also be able to tell you how that technology enables him or her to market the house to other real estate agents and to prospective home buyers.
Another trait of a good agent is likeability. Do you like him/her? You will spend considerable time with an agent either viewing properties or talking about the selling process. It helps if you get along.
A third trait is experience. Do the Thousand Oaks realtors know your area: the schools, the shopping, walking areas, and the neighborhood in general? If he/she does not know the area, how can they convince buyers to move here? Experience also means have they been selling or listing homes in your area? How long have they been in the real estate business? Youth and exuberance are wonderful, but experience may trump all.
In learning how to choose the best real estate agent consider availability. One agent among the Thousand Oaks Realtors suggested a sale by the first week in December to take advantage of lack of supply during the holiday season, but he was not going to be in town. He assured us that his assistant could reliably handle everything in his absence. Maybe he could, maybe not.
Availability can also mean by phone. Nothing can be more frustrating than not being able to reach your agent with important questions. By the way, that does not mean that your agent should be available at all hours of the day or night. It means if your agent is out when you call, she or he will call you back within a reasonable period of time. Find out, too, if the agent can receive text messages.
Finally, a proven track record and happy clients is an important trait. Ask for references. Give those sellers and buyers a call. Doing your homework will help you find an agent you like, who is positive, has good judgement about the time to sell, can suggest a price based on comparisons in the neighborhood, encourages staging the house, and has professional photos taken.
There is nothing wrong with calling Thousand Oaks realtors where you can learn how to choose the best real estate agent. However, maybe you don’t have time to sell your house in the traditional way. You may be going through a divorce and want to sell right away so you each can go your separate ways. Maybe, you are facing foreclosure and the faster you sell the house the better for your stress level and credit rating. In those cases where selling quickly is important give us a call today at 805-426-9988 to let us know what YOU need help with!
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