Hire A Realtor
Many sellers start their search first online looking at what homes are selling for. You may head to 3rd party sites like Zillow or Realtor.com. These sites might not always be the most accurate information. Some of the information never makes it to those sites. When an appraiser looks for sold comparable properties in their research, they are using the MLS (Multiple Listing Service). That's the same service that I will use to help you determine a fair market price for your home. An appraiser uses data that is recently within the last 90 days to 6 months. They will only use the sold properties. If a seller in a recent sale offers seller concessions to a buyer, this brings done their market value. The seller concession amount isn't always visible on the 3rd party sites. Some times we may agree on the price that you have researched and some times we won't. As a professional, it's my job to help you sell your home quickly. If it's priced right, it will.
A Realtor is actually a member of the National Association of Realtors. Not all real estate agents are members. Realtors must adhere to certain rules and regulations and standards of practices that hopefully will make them more professional. Realtors also are required to obtain annual Continuing Education credits yearly.
Look for a Realtor that has some experience, is available and fits your personality. You may want to get a referral or a recommendation from a family or friend that has just sold or purchased a home. When considering selling your home, your Realtor should be able to recommend what needs to be done or not done to properly market your home for sale. You should also get a market analysis of the area around your home and what is currently going on with home sales.
I hope you choose me!