Are You a First Time Home Seller? “What To Expect From Your Real Estate Agent.” A Series - Part 1

By
Real Estate Broker Owner with Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma

 

I see a lot of information for “first time home buyers” published but you may be a first time home seller.  Many of my listings are from “seller newbies”.  If this fits you, this series is for you but if you’ve done this many times, hopefully you will still find some useful information in this series.

 

emotionFor one reason or another, or maybe for several reasons, it’s time to sell your home.  You know it. You’ve thought it through.  Whether it’s been home for a short time or for many years, it’s still been home to you.  Often people get emotionally attached to their home.  It’s time to step back from that emotion.  It’s time to start thinking like someone who has a house to sell, instead of someone who owns a home. This will make it easier for you to be objective  Now is the time to get objective  . about the decisions that are going to have to be made in the process of selling your house. Being objective  means that the home will need to be prepared for selling objectively  , the list price will need to be set objectively  , any negotiations due to an offer being presented will need to be handled objectively  .  Your agent is going to be objective  and you need to be too.  

painting your house

 

 

 Some sellers de-clutter, paint  and repair some things before they call the agent.  Others call the agent first.  I prefer that a seller call me first. 

 

 

 

 

 Make The CallWhich agent to call? Ask friends that have sold a home, who they used. Check the internet for local agent’s websites, go to those websites and look them over.  Read the agent’s profile, look at how they display their listings, etc.  You’re thinking about your house being on that website, so look it over well.  You may end up with more than one agent that you want to talk to about selling your home. 

 

Call the agent. If you’ve called me, then we will agree on a time to come out and visit with you, view the property and talk about expectations on both sides.   

 

Promptness promotes a good business relationshipWhen that time arrives for me to be at your home, expect me to be on time or if I’ve been delayed expect a phone call, or communication in some manner to let you know that I’m running late.  That’s common courtesy. Promptness helps promote a good business relationship.  Expect me to have camera in hand.  Pre-listing photos will help me remember things as I do a Comparative Market Analysis to find the correct price range for your home.

 

Next in this series is what to expect during that initial visit to your home.

 

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Life in Southeast Oklahoma is GREAT! If you're looking for a home or land in my part of the country, give me a call: Judi Barrett, broker, Integrity Real Estate Services, 580-212-5946

Or visit one of our websites:

Integrity Realty

Integrity Real Estate

Lake Raymond Gary Homes

Fort Towson Homes

Valliant Homes

McCurtain County

Choctaw County

Broken Bow Lake

Lake Raymond Gary

Raymond Gary Lake

Commercial Property List

===================================

Judi Barrett

Broker - Integrity Real Estate Services
Our Name Says It All.
Real Estate Services You Can Trust.
580-212-5946

close

Re-Bloggged 2 times:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
  1. Erin Golding 08/13/2009 08:24 AM
  2. Bob Haywood 08/13/2009 08:27 AM
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the scissors to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Topic:
Home Selling
Location:
Oklahoma McCurtain County
Groups:
ActiveRain Rockstars
Local Expert
Localism Beta
"Whacked"!!!
Bloggers Choice Selections
Tags:
first time home sellers series
what to expect from your real estate agent as a seller

Comments 32 New Comment

Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the tree to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Ambassador
1,801,845
Judi K Barrett
Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma

Claudette Millette - Metrowest Mass Exclusive Buyer Broker (The Buyers' Counsel)

Claudette, Thanks so much for commenting.  i Like for sellers to call me early enough for me to influence the process from the beginning so that we can reach the end result that everyone hopes for.

August 14, 2009 04:21 PM
Ambassador
1,801,845
Judi K Barrett
Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma

Bob, Thanks for wanting to reblog it and for asking permission to do so, but the reblog button should be active.. that speaks volumes.  Thanks!

August 14, 2009 04:22 PM
Ambassador
1,801,845
Judi K Barrett
Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma

Erin Golding (Realty Executives Tri-County, Inc.)

Thanks so much.  Hope it helps yor business.

August 14, 2009 04:23 PM
Rainmaker
999,231
Joan Whitebook
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services
BHG The Masiello Group

Judy -- Very nicely done... sorry I am a bit late getting here.

August 15, 2009 03:36 PM
Ambassador
1,801,845
Judi K Barrett
Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma

Joan,

I was even later getting back.  :)

May 21, 2010 07:33 AM
Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the cat to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Ambassador
1,801,845

Judi K Barrett

Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
Contact Judi Barrett about homes in Idabel Oklahoma!
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the folder to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Additional Information

Join me in Southeast Oklahoma, where life usually moves at a little slower pace than a lot of the world......... ........................... ........................ .......................................... ......... The people are wonderful, the landscape can be breathtaking.......... ............................. ........................ ........................ ................................ I am PASSIONATE about where I live!........................................... .........
.............................................................. Interested in Waterfront property? Lake Raymond Gary properties are some of the best buys in Lake Front properties when compared with other areas. ................... ........................ ..... ............................... .............................. Interested in living in the country? We live on a farm and know the country life. ............................... ....................... .......................................................... Land, Farms, Recreational property, Lake Homes, Commercial listings in McCurtain and Choctaw Counties in the Extreme Corner of Southeast Oklahoma................................ ........... ............................... ........................... All data and information provided on this blog is for informational purposes only......................................... ......... ....................... ............. ............ .... .Judi Barrett makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, suitability or validity of any information on this site and will not be lliable for any errors, omissions, or delays in information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from it’s display or use. ......................... .......... ............... ............................. ...............