Realtor does the same things to move a house. Some are better at selling houses than others and some prefer to do the bare minimum as long as they can get away with it.

Is Your Real Estate Agent a Post and Pray Realtor?

Is Your Real Estate Agent a Post and Pray Realtor?


A good real estate agent can do a lot to help you sell your home. However, it is important to understand that not every Realtor does the same things to move a house. Like any job, some are better at selling houses than others and some prefer to do the bare minimum as long as they can get away with it. These post and pray Realtors are not the best choice when you want to sell your home in a timely manner for top dollar.

-To get the most money possible for your home you want a real estate agent who is willing to put in the time and effort it takes to get maximum dollars. There are lots of ways Realtors can be stand out agents. Just putting a home into the multiple listing service (MLS) is not one of them.Look at examples of the Realtors photography on homes they have currently listed for sale.

-Check to see they have enhanced their listing descriptions to make their clients homes stand out.

See if the agent is using  slide shows or video tours as part of their marketing.

-Find out how the real estate agent will be communicating with you throughout the home sale process.

Investigate the agents websites. Do they provide great information? Can you find them in local searches?

See if the agent is using a real estate blog to provide additional exposure for your home.

-Is the real estate agent using social media to cast an even wider net for people to find your home.

Make sure you do an excellent job carefully interviewing multiple Realtors.

-If you take the time and do these things the chances of picking a bad Realtor will go down dramatically. Real Estate agents are a dime a dozen. You will be paying a lot of money to an agent. Typically the best real estate agents do not charge more money so it all makes sense to have one working for you!

BY BILL GASSETT