Buying or selling your home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in life, and it’s not something to take lightly. Choosing the right real estate agent is key for a successful home sale or purchase, and William Means is proud to have so many wonderful agents within our company who are knowledgeable, hard-working and dedicated to their clients. Follow these tips to help find the real estate agent that is the right fit for you.
Choose the person, not the experience. Though proven real estate experience is important to consider when choosing a real estate agent, remember that it’s the person behind the experience that matters the most. Choose an agent that you have good chemistry with and could see yourself enjoying working with throughout the process of selling your home.
Look for strong core values. From a logistical and legal perspective, selling your home can be a daunting process from start to finish. It’s key to choose an agent who displays honesty, integrity, and a strong work ethic in addition to having good marketing and communication skills to ensure that the sale of your home goes as smoothly as possible.
Ask about their marketing plan. Ask your agent about their marketing plan for your home so that you can have confidence that your home is being shown to as many potential buyers as possible. By working with a William Means agent, you can rest assured that your property is being shown to potential buyers across a variety of online and social media platforms including one of the top real estate websites in the area.
Find someone who has your best interests at heart. Be transparent about your budget, must-have home features, and preferred neighborhood when speaking to an agent about your dream home. An agent with your best interests in mind will work hard to check off everything on your list while respecting your budget, and they’ll be honest with you about pros and cons of each home you consider.
Look for local market knowledge. Many William Means agents are long-time Charleston area residents with an in-depth knowledge of the unique features of each neighborhood. This knowledge, as well as their connections with other agents, service providers and vendors are all advantageous when it comes to assisting you in your home search.
Consider chemistry. You’ll be spending a considerable amount of time with your real estate agent from initial meetings to home showings to numerous phone conversations. Be sure to choose an agent that you get along easily with and that you trust – in most cases, going with your “gut feeling” about a person can help you make the right decision.
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