Picking a Real Estate Agent
A listing agent will represent you and have a fiduciary responsibility for looking out for your best interests. Make sure that you interview agents and meet with ones that are familiar with the area that you live in as well as the surrounding areas/neighborhoods. Ask questions about your listing agreement, including the length of time the home will be listed. Do not hesitate to ask many questions and voice any concerns you may have. This is the time to really get a feel for what you will get from your agent and to set expectations.
A seller's biggest mistake is to overprice a home. Ask your agent about a comparative market analysis report. This tool is something that an agent utilizes to price your home in line with recently sold homes in your market area. Your agent will also determine if your market is hot or cold and help you price it right to get it sold as quickly as possible.