How Do You Know Which Agent Is Right to Sell Your House?



If you’re selling your home, it’s crucial that you pick the best agent to represent your interests. How can you know which agent is best for you, though?

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With so many properties expiring out of our MLS, it’s very important to take a look at who you choose to sell your house. After all, when you sign that listing agreement, aren’t you signing it for the promise of results? The longer a house sits on the market, the lower it ultimately sells for.

If getting top dollar is important to you, you’ve got to do your research on the agent you pick to represent you and examine their stats. What are their average days on market? What’s their average list price to sales price? How many price reductions does it take for their listings to get results?

You can tell a lot about an agent’s worth by looking at their stats.

It always amazes me when we see the same property expire time and time again, and the homeowner keeps going back to the same listing agent. As Albert Einstein once said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results.” What’s the likelihood that someone who couldn’t get results under their first promise will do any better next time?

In my 17 years of experience in this business, I can tell you that there are two types of agents who cause a listing to expire: the kind who knows what the homeowner needs to do to get results and doesn’t have the guts to communicate that knowledge, and the kind who just doesn’t know what to do. I’m not sure what’s worse.

Here at the Homes By Lorie Team, we’re willing to have those tough conversations and tell homeowners what they need to hear even when the news is not what they want to here. We know the first-hand importance of you getting results. From 2007 to 2011, we helped hundreds of homeowners sell their properties through a short sale because their equity was taken away and they didn’t have the ability to close their property. Many of those properties had been on the market for months (and even years) with other agents. Had those agents been honest and willing to have those hard conversations with their clients about what those properties were going to sell for, those homeowners wouldn’t have needed a short sale.

Your home sale is one of, if not the largest financial transaction you will make in your lifetime. Don’t you deserve the very best?  Don’t be afraid to question an agent on what their results have been on their recent listings. Have them compare their results to what the competition has been in the surrounding neighborhoods. Don’t you deserve to get top dollar per square foot?

If you have any questions about choosing the right agent or are looking to sell your home, please feel free to give us a call so we can strategize with you on taking the best course of action. We look forward to hearing from you!

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