The No. 1 Trait your Realtor Must Have: Trustworthiness

    You finally make the decision to sell your house and now you have to make another important decision: which real estate professional will help you with the process? One of the biggest attributes that the agent must possess is trustworthiness. To what degree do you need to trust them?

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    You must have enough trust in them that you feel comfortable they will accomplish all four things below: 

    1. Sell and purchase possibly the largest asset your family owns

    In many cases, a home is the largest asset a family has. Studies have shown that the equity many families have in their home is the largest percentage of that family’s overall wealth.  

    1. Set the correct market value on that asset

    Pricing is crucial even in the best of markets. You want to get the best price for your home without putting your house at a value that buyers will have little interest in. In the same manner, you’ll need a trustworthy agent to negotiate the purchase of your next home and protect the needs of your family.

    1. Set the time schedule for the liquidation of that asset

    Your family probably has a certain timetable for the sale of your house and the move into your next home. Coordinating the home selling process to meet certain schedules can be tricky. At See Tim Sell, our team of certified negotiations experts will coordinate those complex transactions and negotiate on your behalf so that your family can have peace of mind while we do the hard work.

    1. Set a fair fee for their services

    You will need to pay a commission to an agent for selling the home and coordinating all elements of the selling transaction, including possible future negotiations (ex. with a home inspector or appraiser). Before hiring an agent, make sure that the fee is comparable to the rates of other realtors in your market.

    That’s a lot of trust. Make sure you pick the right professional for your real estate transaction.

    The See Tim Sell team offers a faster, more professional way to reach your real estate goals. Contact us for a free home valuation or for assistance with the purchase of your new home.

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