Since, for most of us, our house represents, our single – biggest, financial asset, when the time comes, when you decide, it’s time, to relocate, and sell it, shouldn’t you, do all you can, to get the best, positive results? Each of us are individuals, with individual needs, goals, and prioritizes, and different people, create different connections and memories, in/ with, their homes. For most, they seek, the highest possible, available price, in the shortest, possible period of time, and a minimum of hassle, but, precisely, what each of these means, and represents, should be thoroughly discussed, during the period, you are interviewing potential real estate agents, to represent, market and sell your home! With that in mind, this article will attempt to, briefly, consider, examine, review, and discuss, using the mnemonic approach, some of the key components and considerations, regarding who, you should HIRE, as your agent.
1. Healing; head; heart; house: In many cases, the transaction period, from the time, one has his home, listed, on the market, to when the closing is accomplished, includes many emotional moments, stresses and strains. You need an agent, who prioritizes healing, and bringing together, a quality, meeting – of – the – minds. The head of an agent (meaning, the logic, technical prowess, and attention to necessary details), combined with someone with the necessary heart (to care about his clients), should be examined, up – front. Will the individual you choose, be ready, willing, and able, to look at your house, objectively, and tell you, what you need to know, rather than merely, what you might prefer and want, to hear?
2. Integrity; insights; imagination; issues: Ask probing questions, and pay attention, to whether a prospective agent, possesses the utmost degree of genuine, absolute integrity, you need, seek and desire! Does someone present and offer insights, beyond the same – old, same – old? What kind of relevant imagination does he possess, and how, will he focus, and address, potential issues, and obstacles?
3. Relevant; reasoning/ rationale; realistic; responsive/ responsible: During your discussions, observe, whether the individual, discusses relevant considerations, or, seems, stuck – in – the – past! Can you understand his reasoning, and his rationale? Is he suggesting realistic pricing, based on the competition and other factors, or making empty promises? How responsive is this person, when you ask a question, because if you aren’t satisfied, at the onset, will you be comfortable, with his responsibilities, duties, and insights, in the future?
4. Empathy; excellence; endurance; energy/ energize: Examine whether any agent listens, effectively, far more than he speaks! You need someone with the utmost, genuine empathy, who is willing to proceed with the utmost excellence, rather than good – enough! Great agents need real endurance, and preparation for contingencies, etc. You will be best served, by someone, with personal energy, and an ability to energize, inspire and motivate others!
Protect your financial assets, and HIRE the best agent, for your needs and prioritizes! Are you, up to the task?