You’ve decided to sell your home in Northern Va. You begin to interview potential listing agents to get it sold, and need someone you trust enough to:
- Set the price on possibly the largest asset your family owns (your home)
- Set the time schedule for the successful sale
- Set the fee for the services required to get your home sold
An agent must be concerned first and foremost with you and your family to garner that degree of trust. Make sure your needs are first. There are some listing agent interview red flags.
Be careful if the agent you are interviewing begins the interview by:
- Bragging about their success
- Bragging about their company’s success
An agent’s success and the success of their company can be important considerations. However, you first need to know that they care about what you need and what you expect from the sale. If the agent is not interested in first establishing your needs, how successful they may seem is much less important.
Look for someone with the ‘heart of a teacher’ who comes in prepared to explain the current real estate market to you, and is patient enough to take the time to show you how it may impact the sale of your home; not someone only interested in trying to sell you on how great they are. Here is a detailed guide to hiring a listing agent.
You have many agents from which to choose in Northern VA. Pick someone who truly cares.