Selling Your Home? Don’t Make These Mistakes When Choosing a Real Estate Company
In 2016, there were 560,000 homes sold in the United States. More homes continue to be sold every day, but everybody knows that the home selling process because exponentially easier with the help of professional real estate companies in Los Gatos. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to choose the right real estate agents, but avoiding some mistakes can put you on the right track to home selling success. With that in mind, here are just a few mistakes you don’t want to make when choosing between real estate companies in Los Gatos.
Choosing the cheapest real estate company you can find.
As is the case with many things in life, you get what you pay for. This means that a realtor offering their services at a lower price will inevitably reflect it in the quality of their services. But in the real estate industry, it applies in different ways:
“Agents and real estate companies put up their own funds to market and advertise your home. Marketing and advertising can be expensive – the lower the commission, the less money will be available for marketing…If your listing agent is working for a low commission, the split to the cooperating agent will also be reduced. Don’t go with the cheapest; go with the best,” writes Dorene Slavitz on Angie’s List.
Choosing a friend or family member as your realtor.
Another common expression is to never mix business and family, and it’s quite true in this case. Even if your friend or family member does have a background in selling real estate, it’s important to remember how complex these transactions can often be. For this reason, it’s best not to add more potential strain into the existing relationship and turn things sour.
Not choosing a real estate agent that has experience selling homes in your area.
Finally, it’s important to choose a realtor based on location experience in addition to general experience. This means your realtor should have a successful record of selling homes around the area yours is located. About 78% of recent buyers found their real estate agent to be a very useful source of information, but the most useful information comes from agents with experience in your location.
Overall, knowing these mistakes can help you choose the right realtor. Contact us today to learn more!