When picking the best real estate agent to sell your home, choose someone local who really knows your neighborhood and housing market. Ask your neighbors and other people in your town for referrals. Avoid picking a newly licensed agent with no experience under their belt, even if that person is a dear family member or friend. If you feel obligated to sign with someone personally close to you, ask them to co-list your house with a more experienced broker in their office.
- When choosing a real estate agent to sell your home, pick someone local who has knowledge of your neighborhood and schools.
- Before picking your real estate agent, ask friends and neighbors for referrals of agents they would recommend.
- If possible, avoid using friends and/or relatives as your real estate agent, especially if they are brand new to the field.
“Think of it like this: A real estate transaction is likely going to be the biggest money deal you make in your lifetime, and there really is no room for mistakes.”