Sellers: Choosing a Georgia REALTOR®

Selecting an appropriate Georgia Real Estate professional to work with in the process of marketing and selling your property is very important. They will be with you from your initial consultation all the way to the closing table, so you want to be sure you choose the right agent for your needs! When looking for the right agent to assist you, here are some key things to consider:

Availability: How available is the agent if you need to get in touch with them? What methods of communication will be used – phone call, email, text message, fax, snail mail? Will the agent provide you with marketing updates and if so, how frequently? Make sure you cover it with your real estate professional so that they know what you expect and you know what to expect from them.

Knowledge: Does the agent or company have local area knowledge of where your property is located? Do you require an agent with specific property experience, such as historical homes, condos, land, new construction, or commercial property? Is the agent a member of the National Association of REALTORS®?

Exposure: Where will your home be advertised and how frequently? What Internet sites will it appear on? Will these sites include additional photos, guided tours, and a full property description? In today’s market, being accessible online is just as important, if not more than, any print advertising.

Tools: Does the agent or company offer you tools or reports to view activity and feedback on your showings? Can you tell how many times your home has been viewed in detail on their website or other forms of advertisement? There are thousands of properties for sale in Georgia and knowing how many times your home has been seen is vitally important.

Services: Can you get all of the Georgia real estate services you need in one place? Is the agent familiar with mortgage services and title services? Can they help you choose an appropriate closing attorney? Do they offer relocation assistance?