Monday, August 18, 2008

Finding the Right Real Estate Agent

8. Ask what the listing agreement entails, when the listing starts and ends, and what the fees are that you will have to pay.

Have your agent go over every detail in the listing agreement with you until you understand it completely. Be certain the beginning and expiration dates are on the agreement; a standard length of a listing can last three to six months depending on the market. Know exactly what fees you will pay and consider that cheaper is not always better. If the agent stands to make very little commission, you can be certain that he/she will not do the best to market your property effectively. Be careful of agents who offer to list for a lower commission; they will usually spend very little money or time marketing your home.

Fact: Many agents in the area will most likely not show and sell your house.
Fact: When many agents see that the commission has been reduced many will refuse to show your house.
Fact: What drives up the price buyers will pay for your house is for every potential buyer to see your house.
Fact: Houses listed by discount brokers generally stay on the market longer and sell at a lower price! Offering a full commission is part of selling your house for TOP DOLLAR.

For More Valuable Real Estate Information visit:
Pat Ogle and The AnnapolisHomes4You Team
Champion Realty, Inc

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