So it’s time to move. Maybe your have a new job in a new city, or maybe it’s time to move on up to a bigger home. Either way, you likely want to sell your home for the best price possible, and with as little fuss as possible. The home price for sellers who use an agent is 16 percent higher than for those who don’t, according to the National Association of Realtors. Here’s how to find a seller’s agent.
- Real estate agents are very Internet savvy. Nearly all real estate companies have websites and many Realtors also list their services on comprehensive websites such as www.homesandland.com, where you can search for agents in your specific area.
- Or you can start your research with home listings, which give you an idea of how an individual agent markets homes. Look at well-presented homes in your area that interest you and contact the agent who represents them. A website such as www.homesandland.com can help here, as well.
- Ask friends and family. If they’ve sold a house recently, the might be able to recommend a real estate agent.
- If you’re having trouble finding someone who seems right, ask your local Realtor organization. They should be able to refer you to a real estate agent who meets your needs.