I have been a licensed real estate agent over the past 3+ years. Over the past 3 years, I have quickly learned what it takes to be a successful listing agent. From a seller's standpoint, the market is currently so strong that it is almost impossible for your property not to sell on it’s own. It is still important to have a real estate agent list your property to sell; however, not just any agent…
Therefore, when it comes time to list your home for sale, you want to find an agent who is professional, experienced, and friendly to work with.
Making sure the agent you chose to represent you and your property is professional may be the biggest tip I have for you. Dressing professionally, of course, because we all know first impressions are important, and also acting professionally is just as important.
Along with being professional, you want to make sure the agent is experienced.
Although every real estate transaction is different in it’s own way, you want to make sure your agent is prepared to face any and all obstacles. Just like an athlete, or superstar, that spends countless hours preparing, and practicing, you want an agent handling your home’s sale doing the same. It is important to make sure your agent has their information in order on your house, and has past sales history, and good reviews.
Finally, being friendly to work with may sound cliche; however, in my opinion it is the most important. First off, you want to be able to get along with the agent you choose. Making sure your agent is respectful and honest with you.
There are 5,000+ real estate agents in Rhode Island, finding 1 out of 5,000 may seem overwhelming. Selling or buying a home is probably one of the biggests transactions you will make in your life. It is important to choose the right agent for you out of the 5,000 options to choose from. There are great ones out there, you just have to do some due diligence.
Best of luck!