Tips for Working with a Real Estate Listing Agent

Home For Sale Real Estate Sign in Front of Beautiful New House.

 

Are you getting ready to sell your home down the shore? If so, your best bet is to find a quality real estate agent with knowledge of the Jersey Shore real estate market.  A listing agent is in charge of many things that can make or break a sale.  Those responsibilities include the following:

 

  • Working with the seller to determine a listing price based on the condition of the home, the market, and various other factors.
  • Attending all pitch sessions to help the client sort through and understand various bids.
  • Hiring photographers and home stagers to make the home as photogenic as possible.
  • Creating a listing with quality images and engaging copy.
  • Networking with other agents and putting the home on the multiple listing service.

 

Given all of these responsibilities, finding the best listing agent is crucial to ensuring your expectations are met. That’s why it’s important to hire an agent who has experience working on the listing side of things and understands the New Jersey Shore real estate market.

 

In order to achieve this, you’ll want to set your expectations with your agent right away to make sure they are comfortable with your goals. Any prospective listing agent will be able to tell you how comfortable they are with your expectations, how they plan on getting your home sold, and whether or not your expectations are fair and reflect the market.

 

It’s important to develop a transparent relationship from the get-go, so there isn’t confusion down the road. You should know that there are many things your listing agent might work on that you might not see. If you would like to know the daily minutiae, you should be up front, so the listing agent can provide you with those updates. In addition to that, you should know that you are certainly allowed to provide input on the listing, including any details you would like in the description and which pictures you like or would prefer not to include.

 

The thing to keep in mind is that the best way you’ll succeed in getting your home sold is developing a professional relationship with your listing agent where transparency and trust are paramount. At Soleil Sotheby’s International Realty, we have helped countless homeowners down the Jersey Shore sell their home for top market dollar. We would love to speak with you today about your home.

2 thoughts on “Tips for Working with a Real Estate Listing Agent

  1. Zoe Campos

    Thanks for letting me know how important it is to keep a transparent relationship with my potential client. I’m thinking of being a real estate agent and reaching out to seller leads who need help with their properties but I’m not sure where to start. Maybe I should start looking into the local market first and study the current trend before finding property owners.

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