A home is the largest investment most people make in their lives. Leaving it up to “uncle Bob” (no offense uncle Bob) or the guy on the corner or from someone you found on a grocery cart is not good enough….
You are selling yourself short and potentially leaving tens of thousands of dollars on the table.
This industry is about the clients and relationships.
If you take care of the actions and the things you can control help enough people get what they want, you will ultimately get what you are seeking, as the great Zig Ziglar said.
For some reason the public thinks so little of people who sell the largest investment in their lives that they will let their aunt who has never done a real estate deal in her life handle their largest investment while simultaneously complaining about the commissions those agents are charged with.
Do you do that with the person that handles your retirement or 401(k)? Do you complain about the fees they are constantly siphoning away from you often without you knowing?
Because of shows on HGTV everyone thinks they are experts in real estate when, as we know, nothing could be further from the truth.
It’s important to find the experts in your area and do your homework upfront so that you aren’t paying the price on the backend.
Couple questions ask someone who is going to sell your home:
Do you have a team, or are you trying to do everything on your own?
Have you sold more than 100 homes in your life?
Do you know how to market my home on social media effectively?
Do you have a portal where I can check on my transaction in the middle of the night or if I can’t get a hold of you?
How often can I expect to hear from you or your team?
These are just the top five out of the numerous things you should be asking someone you are about to asked to handle the largest investment you own.
Remember doing your due diligence upfront will save you tens of thousands of dollars and more importantly much heartache and stress in the long run.
The biggest thing I see in real estate is that people willy-nilly grab an agent and then cause them selves much more pain and anguish long-term because they didn’t spend the extra time upfront finding an advisor they can trust.
Get to it!