Finding the right REALTOR

Finding the right REALTOR to Market Your Home

You’ve heard it said that it’s hard to find good help these days. Not surprisingly, that principle also applies to finding a good real estate agent to market your home for sale.

Finding the Right REALTOR

If you are in the market for a REALTOR to advertise your property, make sure you hire one that offers these valuable marketing services:

Onsite advertising:

That means advertising services that are performed at the location of the property. Those include attractive, easy-to-read signage on the yard, professional photography of the property itself, inside and out. For all your online listings, you want ample photos of the inside of the home. That brings us to the next REALTOR marketing service.

Internet advertising:

Because the internet has changed the role of REALTORS, its important to insure that the agent you use is staying current.  These days, mere traditional advertising doesn’t cut it. It is very important to market your property online, on platforms such as Zillow, Trulia and REALTOR.com. There are actually hundreds of good opportunities for marketing your home online, so you want a REALTOR who knows about them. Most good real estate agents utilize a high visibility Internet syndication service that helps us target the best online marketing opportunities. Of course, the broker’s real estate website should also have a place where your property can be listed with photographs.

MLS Listing:

Houses for saleTo attract other real estate agents to show your home, it should be placed in the Multiple Listing Service, or MLS. This national real estate and rental property database is aggregated by hundreds of websites(as we state on our Advertising and Marketing options page, the volume of sites that pull information from the MLS is constantly expanding). Plus, the MLS is accessed by local real estate agents when prospective renters contact them to inquire about rental homes. To us, it just makes sense to utilize it.

Difference Between Agents and Brokers

Its important to understand the difference between agents and brokers .  Real estate agents are generally the individual you will be working with.  The real estate broker is the company (or possibly the individual) that the agent works with.  In some instances, an agent can be a licensed broker.

 

If you are seeking a REALTOR, in the best real estate markets in the country, contact Us today. If you ever find yourself traveling to New Orleans (http://www.pittsburgtxmuseum.com/traveling-new-orleans/), come visit us. We will be glad to help you market your property get the highest, fair market value