If you’re selling a house in Dallas TX, you need to find a really good real estate agent. Unfortunately, finding a really good real estate agent in Dallas isn’t easy. But there is hope. Read on for tips on how to find a good real estate agent in Dallas TX.
The bigger and more successful real estate brokerages will spend a ton of money marketing to you that their agents are the best ones out there. You will see their names on billboards, commercials or online ads. It might give the impression that they are the best at what they do. Right? Wrong.
But just because an agent can pay the most money for the marketing that makes them visible to you, it doesn’t mean that they are going to be the best realtor for you.
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Look For Real Reviews
News flash: Most online reviews are fake! It’s so easy to create a fake profile and leave a fake reviews that many agents go this route. You have to be able to see past the reviews online. When you reach out to agents, ask them for the contact information to recent clients that they’ve had. A bad agent might be hesitant to provide this info. (or doesn’t have it!) but a good one will gladly had this over knowing that their great work will speak for itself.
These real client testimonials are one of the best ways to get a sense of how good the agent really is.
You can also google an agent to see if there is any negative information floating out there about them. If you do this and find a bunch of negative reviews it’s an instant red flag and a good reason to stay away from that agent.
Ask The RIGHT Questions
Here are some questions to ask to get a better sense of the competency of the agent you are considering. (you can also ask their former clients – IF they are willing to give the contacts to you):
- Was there any part of the process of buying or selling a home that clients were pleased or particularly displeased with?
- What was the asking price?
- What was the sales price?
- What properties have you worked with in my location?
- What about similarly sized properties?
It’s important to choose an agent who has experience working with homes similar to your and in the similar area.
Check Their Credentials
Check with your state’s real estate regulatory authority to confirm that the agent is in fact an agent. You can also see if there are any disciplinary judgements or actions against the agent.
Find out how long the agent has been in business. If they’re representing an particular company, ask how long they’ve been with that company, and their history with other firms.
The MOST important thing is to choose a real estate agent that you trust and communicates with you. Regular communication is very important. A good agent will also be able to answer basic questions such as:
- How many people expressed interest in my house?
- Of this expressed interest, how many people came from people made an offer?
- What other houses in this neighborhood are for sale? What is the asking price of those homes? How quickly did they sell?
Ask Them How They Plan On Selling Your House – What’s the Plan
Just strait up ask the potential what their plan is to sell your house. And see what their answer is.
Usually the great ones actually have a marketing plan and will get your house out there and on the market in a big way. The bad ones are unprepared for the question.
This Is Where Low Priced Isn’t Always The Best
Understandably, many house sellers in Dallas want to go for the cheapest option.
When you take a look at how much real estate agents are paid, it isn’t cheap (usually 3% commission on the total sales price of the house) But just really do your research before you go with a cut rate agent or a flat fee agent because that usually means that the service you’re getting is also a lower tier.
The best real estate agents in Dallas have great marketing systems and are able to sell homes faster and for higher prices. So even if you find someone to sell your house at a 1.5% fee, really think about whether you’ll be saving money in the long run.
The same goes for selling your house to a local real estate investor like APH Homebuyers. The highest priced offer isn’t always the best offer. Make sure you pay attention to the terms of the deal and ensure they can close when they say because every month that goes by costs you money (your mortgage, taxes, insurance, utilities, etc.) to hold the property.
Avoid the crappy really estate agents. Know that some of these are “first timers” who will do anything to make their first sale (including leaving dollars on the table). A good real estate can make selling your home an extremely smooth experience, and will work in your best interest.
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