Choosing the right professional to work with is essential to the successful sale of your home.
The decision to buy or sell a home is one of the most important financial decisions most people make, yet many give little thought to finding the Realtor® best suited to their needs.
Once you have decided to sell your South Shore Staten Island home, you will need a guide to help you get through the complex process. Choosing the right REALTOR® to market your home and negotiate the sale is one of the most important steps in the process.
When looking for a REALTOR®, you obviously want the best. With so many different real estate brokerages and agents out there, it can be hard to choose the one who will list your home.
Here’s how to find the right REALTOR® for you:
Who is a REALTOR®?
The terms REALTOR® and real estate agent are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. Although both must have licensure in New York, a REALTOR® is also a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, the world’s largest professional trade association.
As a member, a REALTOR® must uphold the standards of the association and its code of ethics.
He or she earn more industry credibility since one must pass certain eligibility tests, abide by a strict code of ethics and participate in annual extended education courses to belong to the group.
Word-of-mouth referrals from people who have worked with a REALTOR® before is great. However, you have to take them with a grain of salt.
Don’t choose someone just because of rave reviews. A referral won’t be much help if it can’t accurately convey an agent’s quality of work, communication style, and manner of treating clients and other people in a transaction.
Look at current listings
Another strategy that will help you select the right REALTOR® is checking out his/her online listings. Most buyers today begin their search online, and you need someone who utilizes that tool effectively. They key is to have an attractive online presentation.
Check how similar the listings are to the home you are planning to sell. Are they in the same area? Are they in the same price range? Does the REALTOR® have a healthy business?
What you’re looking for is someone who is actively engaged in your area and your price range. You’ll want an agent to demonstrate knowledge of the South Shore Staten Island and homes in your range and show what kind of market presence they have.
I am Frederick Herman, your top Staten Island REALTOR®. I’ve been a resident of this magnificent community for over 40 years.
If you’re looking for a professional to advise and assist you, I’d be very honored to be the one to do that for you. To find out more about me, you can visit my website at www.SouthShoreStatenIslandHomesForSale.com/about.
Call me now at 718-948-1820 and let’s get started!
In case you can not view this video here, please click the link below to view How to Choose a REALTOR® to Sell Your South Shore Staten Island Home on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNrIDe-yhgs&feature=youtu.be