Many local large real estate agents will spend a lot of money each month to ensure that their face is the most visible, whether it be online, on moving vans, or by erecting large billboards that get a lot of traffic in Salt Lake City.
Here is a fact that most people don’t know, the real estate agents that spend this money to promote themselves aren’t always the best, and many aren’t a good fit for your situation. In today’s blog, we’re going to write about how you can find a good real estate agent in Salt Lake City.
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How To Find A Good Real Estate Agent In Salt Lake City – Get Reviews… Real Reviews
Online reviews of real estate agents are easily manipulated, and can be often times little more than paid advertisements. Remember it’s important to get honest reviews from the agent that you’re considering going with, and any reputable real estate agent will be glad to provide you with recent clients or phone numbers that you can call.
Also, reviews are one of the best ways to see how any real estate professional does out in the marketplace.
The final way to check out who an agent is… search in Google and type in “[name of agent] reviews” and see what links pop up in the Google search. If you find a number of bad reviews on websites like yelp and others… see if the agent did what they could do to resolve those negative reviews.
Ask the Right Questions Of The Local Salt Lake City Real Estate Agent
Make sure you ask the agent (or better yet, ask his or her previous clients) the following questions to help you understand the agent’s skill level, and the ability to represent you as the buyer or as the seller:
- Was there any part of the process of buying or selling a home that clients were pleased or particularly displeased with?
- What was the asking price?
- What was the sales price?
- What properties have you worked with in my location?
- What about similarly sized properties?
Here is a good question to think about, is the agent you are choosing had experience in working with properties similar to yours.
Check The Real Estate Agent’s Credentials
Check with your state’s real estate regulatory authority to verify the agent’s licensing. While you’re on that website, you should be able to look into any law suits or complaints against that agent.
Always ask the real estate agent how many years they’ve been selling and buying properties. If they’re a certain real estate agency, ask how long they’ve been with that agency, and what is their history with other brokerages.
Above all, it’s important to choose a real estate agent in Salt Lake City that you can trust. One that will communicate is probably one of the most important thing when it comes to selling your home, as in many cases, a house represents the majority of your net worth. A good agent will be able to answer questions such as:
- How many inquiries have been made about my home?
- How many calls, texts or emails came from people likely to make a purchase (not just lookyloos)?
- What other properties in this neighborhood are for sale? What is the asking price of those homes?
Ask The Local Real Estate Agent How They Plan On Selling Your House
Sometimes going the direct route is the best. In the case of looking for a local Salt Lake City Utah real estate agent, ask them how they intend on selling your house for you that the other agents in town won’t do. And see what their answer is.
Most likely the great real estate agents will have a great marketing plan and will get your house the most exposure that marketing has to offer.
This Is Where Low Priced Isn’t Always The Best
Often times Salt Lake City Utah home sellers want to go with the lowest priced option.
Just one suggestion, when you look at the numbers… if a real estate agent is earning lets say 3% on a $300,000 sale… that’s $9,000 in fees just to one Realtor (usually both agents representing the buyer and the seller earn commission)… it isn’t cheap. You will need to do your homework before you go with the cheapest real estate agent or a flat fee brokerage for the MLS (Multiple Listing Service).. because more than likely the service you’re getting is also a lower quality of service.
Some of the best real estate agents in Salt Lake City have great marketing systems and are able to sell homes faster and for higher prices. Even though you find an agent to sell your house at a low 1.5% fee… look long and hard at whether you’ll be saving money and time over the long term.
The same goes for selling your house to a local real estate investor like YourPriceMyTerms.com. The highest priced offer isn’t always the best. Analyse the terms of the deal that any investor offers you… and make sure they aren’t trying to wholesale the property and that they can close on-time… Remember that every month that goes by will cost you money like (your mortgage, taxes, insurance, utilities, etc.) as holding costs.
It’s important to avoid low-quality real estate agents. These could be “newbies” who will do just about anything to make their first deal (including leaving money on the table). Any good Realtor can make selling your property a great experience, and will always work for what is in your best interest.
So do your research and find a local Realtor.
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