Are you thinking of selling your home? Are you dreading having to deal with strangers walking through the house? Are you concerned about getting the paperwork correct? Hiring a professional real estate agent can take away most of the challenges of selling. A great agent is always worth more than the commission they charge just like a great doctor or great accountant. You want to deal with one of the best agents in your marketplace. To do this, you must be able to distinguish the average agent from the great one. Let us help. When it comes to Greater Lansing MI Real Estate MacIntyre & Cowen Realty Group is committed to providing you integrity, knowledge and professionalism; with top notch customer service, professional expertise and a solid commitment to your real estate needs.
If we were hiring an agent to sell our home today, we would require that they:
1. Understand the timetable you are dealing with
You will be moving to a new home. Whether the move revolves around the start of a new school year or the start of a new job, you will be trying to put the move to a plan. This can be very emotionally draining. Demand from your agent an appreciation for the timetables you are setting. I am not suggesting that your agent can pick the exact date for your move. You just want the agent to exert any influence they can.
2. Remove as many of the challenges as possible
It is imperative that your agent know how to handle the challenges that will arise. An agent’s ability to negotiate is critical in this market.
Remember: If you have an agent who was weak negotiating with you on the parts of the listing contract that were most important to them (commission, length, etc.), don’t expect them to turn into Superman when they are negotiating for you with your buyer.
3. Help with the relocation
If you haven’t yet picked your new home, make sure the agent is capable and willing to help you. The coordination of the move is crucial. You don’t want to be without a roof over your head the night of the closing. Likewise, you don’t want to end up paying two housing expenses (whether it is rent or mortgage). You should, in most cases, be able to close on your current home and immediately move into your new residence.
4. Get the house SOLD!
There is a reason you are putting yourself through the process of moving. You are moving on with your life in some way. The reason is important or you wouldn’t be dealing with the headaches and challenges that come along with selling. Do not allow your agent to forget these motivations. Constantly remind them that selling the house is why you hired them. If they discover something needs to be done to attain your goal (i.e. price correction, repair, removing clutter), insist they have the courage to inform you.
Make sure you let your agent know what you expect from them.
MacIntyre & Cowen, RE/MAX Real Estate Professionals, Grand River, founded by Peter MacIntyre and Eleanor Cowen, specializes in Residential, Luxury, Relocation and New Construction Home Sales. A consistent top producer, the MacIntyre & Cowen Realty Group is #1 in Market Share in the Greater Lansing MI area, ranked 119th by the Wall Street Journal and part of a nationwide network of Platinum Agents. Serving the Greater Lansing MI and Mid Michigan areas including Greater Lansing, Haslett, Okemos, East Lansing, Grand Ledge, Holt, Williamston, Mason, Eaton Rapids, Dimondale, Dewitt areas and more.
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Article Courtesy of the KCM Crew