So, you have finally decided it is time – you’re selling your condo and now you need to choose an agent. What an important decision! Let’s look at some steps to take before you decide which agent is the right fit for you and why Real Condo Experts is a great choice for a successful selling condo.
Find out how to choose the perfect agent when selling your condo.
Selling Condo: Steps to Finding the Right Agent
1. Ask Around
Ask Friends & Family
Most of us naturally make our decisions based on the input we get from those closest to us. You can ask your friends and family for recommendations.
While you are not obligated to hire an agent that your friends or family recommend, it does help to have someone on your team who is known in your community.
You want an agent that is good at networking and negotiating, someone who communicates well and works with others to get your condo sold.
Ask Other Clients
Don’t be afraid to reach out to other clients to ask them questions about a particular agent they worked with. This is like doing a reference check.
Ask Other Professionals
You can also ask for input from other professionals: Other real estate agents who specialize in another field besides condos, mortgage brokers, bank loan officers, and others who have worked with real estate agents. They may offer a different perspective on the agents you are inquiring about.
Find out what others are saying about potential real estate agents.
Research individual agents from the top local real estate companies. Look up their profiles and read their client’s reviews. You can start researching Real Condo Experts by reading “why list with us” and the client reviews listed at the end of this article.
Attend Open Houses
If you want to get an idea of how someone works, go to an open house so you can experience them in action. Take note of their knowledge of the real estate market and their ability to listen to clients. You want an agent who will understand your needs, understands the local real estate market, and one that acts in a professional and polite manner.
Keep an eye on the sold signs in your neighbourhood and the printed commercials you find in newspapers and free publications. You may notice a particular agent who has been successful at selling condos in your area.
Read online reviews and search for open houses so you can see an agent in action.
3. Watch for "Red Lights"
If your agent promises to sell your condo at a specific, high listing price, beware. You want an agent who provides you with a range of prices based on statistics from condos in your neighbourhood.
You want to see that your agent has a good track record of listing condos at the right price. In general, it is better to choose a local real estate agent to help you sell your condo because finding the right price involves knowing the location in light of the real estate market and the uniqueness of your condo.
No Market Plan
If your agent has no marketing plan, watch out! You want an agent who has experience with marketing. Read this article on the “importance of agency marketing”
Make sure your agent knows the local market and has a solid marketing plan.
4. Meet with Candidates
Once you’ve narrowed down your search to 2 or 3 candidates, meet with them before making your decision. See if you “click” with the agents personally. Considering that you will be working with them for a couple months or more, you want to be sure that you will be comfortable throughout the process.
For example, you want to ask your potential agent about the local real estate market. If they don’t know how many days the average condo has been on the market in your area, you should probably move on to the next candidate
Meet with and interview any potential candidates you have.
Selling Condo: Why Real Condo Experts Provides Perfect Agents
Since you benefit by finding an agent who knows the local real estate market, it makes sense to choose Real Condo Experts. With experience in the Kitchener-Waterloo region, they are the perfect agent to use in Kitchener-Waterloo.
Very knowledgeable and excellent customer experience. Jason O’Keefe was our agent and I would recommend him to anybody. Easy to work with and very accommodating. – Adam Schmidt
We found Jason very knowledgeable about real estate. The best part was how helpful he was. He was always ethical and honest in providing advice. – Sherry Chisholm-Kihut