It’s time to select an agent and price for your home. Tony will assist you in this important undertaking and ensure that you maximize your opportunities in the current real estate market. Tony has extensive contacts and relationships that he has developed through memberships in national and international organizations, as well as current and past clients. More importantly, he will employ the most effective marketing and advertising strategies for your property. He will also guide you through the complicated paperwork involved, from the initial agreement to documents.
The following are a couple of factors to keep in mind when looking for a listing agent:
1. Education. The most important factor in choosing a real estate professional is their education in the real estate industry. Tony has advanced training and education, allowing him to be among the top agents in Los Angeles and earning prestigious designations.
2. Experience and Expertise. You want a full-time agent who is familiar with your area and with the type of property you intend to sell. Does he or she employ a diverse range of marketing and advertising strategies? How tech-savvy is your agent? How many similar properties has he or she been able to sell in the past?
3. Availability and Commitment. Your agent should be capable of prompt and decisive action during the course of selling your property. Does your agent make it a point to keep in touch with you constantly? Can your agent easily be contacted in case of emergencies or even for the simplest questions? Is your agent available on the weekends or in the evenings when most buyers are out looking?
4. Rapport. Does your agent take the time to listen to your goals and clarify your needs? Can your agent understand your unique situation and be genuinely concerned about the outcome of the process? Your listing agent will be your guide and partner in this crucial decision, so it is important to find one with whom you can get along.
Without a professional agent, most independent property sellers tend to overestimate the value of their property. You can avoid this pitfall by consulting with an experienced real estate listing agent.