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Choosing the Right Realtor: How to Pick the Right Realtor for You and Your Home

Finding the right realtor to sell your home is one of the most important first steps you can take to ensure a quick, successful home sell.

Choose wrong and you could find yourself sobbing in the corner of your formal dining room while your home sits on the market for months. Choose right and you and your realtor can be skipping arm and arm to the bank!

But how exactly do you ensure the realtor you’re chatting with is the right one for you?

Here are some things to look for to make sure you don’t miss the mark when it comes to choosing the right realtor.

5 Things to Remember About Choosing the Right Realtor for You and Your Home

It’s not the time to help a newbie out.

Yes, they have to learn somewhere, but chances are you don’t want to be that guinea pig. You want to look for a realtor with some experience under his or her belt –preferably 5 years if possible. If you’re getting a good vibe from someone who has been in the game for less time, that’s fine –just be sure to ask them for a list of properties they have sold and a few references so that you can check out what they’ve done.

Look for a pro.

Look for someone who does real estate full time as their primary profession. You don’t want a weekend warrior in charge of selling your largest investment. You want a professional who is devoting the bulk of their time, energy, knowledge, and resources to the job of selling your home.

Go local.

You want a Realtor who is super knowledgeable about your community. They need to understand the market of your area, be familiar with the community and schools, understand neighborhood nuances and quirks that make it desirable to customers.

Check their rating on Zillow.

Zillow is a premier real estate listing site and earning a 5-star rating on the site is achieved by hard work and great selling success. Check your Realtor’s rating on Zillow before committing. Realtor’s like Troyce Gatewood receive top ratings from their happy clients.

Ask them for a game plan.

Your Realtor should have a game plan. If they don’t , they most likely haven’t listed and sold enough homes to know what it takes. You don’t want someone who puts a sign in the yard, publishes it on the MLS and waits for the phone to ring. They are the professional who should work with you to help you achieve you realistic and attainable  goals.

At the end of the day, it is your home and your money and you need to ensure that the person you hire is working for you to get the most out of the experience.

Looking for a seasoned realtor who knows the Frederick, Maryland area and is ready to work for you to help you sell your home as quickly and painlessly as possible? Call Toyce Gatewood: 301-379-9441

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