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Require These 5 Things of Your Listing Agent

Require These Five Things of Your Listing Agent Before Signing Up

Have you been considering selling your Louisville home? If so, there's lots to be done and especially lots to be certain you don't overlook. Hiring a professional real estate agent can help you with it all! Much like a great doctor or accountant, a great agent is always worth more than the commission they charge.

Distinguishing the great agents from the average ones can be tough, but applying these five requirements to your agent will help you separate the wheat from the chaff...


1. Be honest about the price.5 requirements for every listing agent

Many agents will take a listing at any price and then try to convince the seller to pay it or work on a price correction later. Instead, have your agent prove to you why they believe in the price you're listing for. Have them show you their plan to sell at that price! They're going to have to sell it at that price not only to the seller but the bank as well!

2. Understand the timetable with which you're dealing.

Most of us have a plan when moving our families to a new home. It may involve working around the start of a new job or a new school year. The whole process can be quite draining emotionally and for that reason, it's important that your agent realize and appreciate the timetables you're shooting for. They're not magicians, of course, but they should certainly be doing all they can to move mountains for you.

3. Remove as many of the challenges as possible

It is so important that your agent be able to handle the challenges that WILL arise. They're ability...