Like many industries, real estate has many myths which can cause unnecessary worry or anxiety for people when they are faced with the not-so-everyday-task of selling or buying a home. The process can be made much easier when you have an experienced professional on your side, whom you trust and can rely on.
Asking questions is also a great way to dispel some Realtor® myths, such as the one which says, “Real Estate is Glamorous.” Sure, before the internet there was a climate of glamour around real estate, with many successful agents touting fast cars and fancy suits. Big brand name signs were of high prestige for home sellers to have in their yard, almost guaranteeing a quick and successful sale.
The reality is much different however. Real estate involves a lot of work, especially for a sale or purchase to succeed. With the internet, the entire game of real estate changed once the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) was established. With online searches now being the initial place home buyers look, being up to date on the latest marketing solutions will impact an agent’s success rate as much as their own attention to detail and efforts put forth in advising their clients.
The advent of the internet and the MLS system also helped to dispel another myth, that “Agents are only interested in selling their own listings.” Naturally an agent wants their listing to sell. But sometimes, home sellers can be left feeling as though other agents, perhaps a Realtor® they turned down as their own agent, will purposefully avoid showing a listing they didn’t get to their buyer clients. This feeling can often come about due to a lack of activity around a listing. Chances are there may be either something in a marketing plan that is missing the mark to attract home byers, or there may not be many buyers interested in a specific type of property.
With an experienced Realtor who understands the ups and downs of the local real estate market, and who have their clients best interest in mind, home sellers can move past these myths and enjoy the process of selling their property. Client or not, I encourage anyone looking at residential real estate in Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Sand Springs, or anywhere in the state or nation, to check out the 20 Questions I have compiled which can help you start the conversation with potential agents.
This in-depth guide is a valuable resource to assist you through the process of finding the right agent. Download my FREE home seller and home buyer report, “20 Questions You Absolutely Must Ask Your Next Agent Before You Sign on the Dotted Line for a complete list of questions include in an agent interview when hiring a Realtor®.
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