The biggest mistake buyers and sellers make when hiring a Realtor is that they do not do their homework before hiring a real estate agent. They end up with a house that sits on the market longer, sells for a lower price, and the time spent dealing with that agent is a nightmare. AgentHarvest helps minimize the chance of these things happening by finding agents in your area that are currently selling houses like yours, in your neighborhood, for you to interview. We don’t make you sign contracts and you are not obligated to use any of the agents we connect you with. So basically AgentHarvest is a free service requiring no obligations on your part. Here’s what our customers have to say about our agent finder services.
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5 costly mistakes that homeowners make when hiring a Realtor that causes your house to sell for thousands less, if it even sells at all. Be sure to read about these costly mistakes before you start contacting agents to avoid sacrificing the sale of your home.
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Most people think that the terms “licensed real estate agent” and “licensed Realtor®” mean the same thing, but they really don’t. A licensed real estate agent is an agent that has been licensed by the state after meeting the state’s licensing requirements, which usually involves a series of real estate classes and exams. Realtors are real estate professionals that are professional members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Impressed yet? Don’t be. Here’s why neither title is good enough.
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Real estate is a business, but it is also very personal. Finding the best real estate agent for you requires some work, due diligence and scrutiny on your part. Many analysts believe that the single most important aspect of any real estate transaction is the quality, personality traits, and track record of the real estate agent chosen. Below are the 6 best avenues to find an expert real estate agent for your needs.
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In today’s market, hiring the right agent to sell your house has never been more important. Hiring the wrong agent can delay the sale of your house for months. You need to interview an agent to learn about their background, to see what they know about your neighborhood, and to find out if they are a good fit with you and your lifestyle. Here are some important questions you should ask each agent you interview.
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You’re home has been listed for months and no one’s interested in it. Is it a problem with the house, the housing market, or your neighborhood? Possibly, but it could also be your real estate agent’s fault. The Forbes article, referenced below, focuses on five traits that could point the finger of blame squarely at your real estate agent. I’ve also added a few more.
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To be successful in selling new-construction houses, you not only need the right real estate agent with a successful history of selling new-construction properties, but you need to keep that real estate agent motivated too. Here’s how you can do it. In today’s new construction residential real estate market, just hiring the same Realtor you’ve always used to sell an entire subdivision of new construction properties is no longer an effective way to sell your speculative properties. To sell new-construction properties in this market you have to do three things, hire real estate agents that are currently selling new-construction properties, use more than one agent, and make your agents compete for additional listings.
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The Amazing Jonathan, a famous comedian/magician, once said, “There are three types of people in the world, those that can count and those that can’t.” You may have to read it a couple of times before you catch the joke. I believe real estate agents can be similarly categorized too. I rank agents according to the title of a Clint Eastwood western. I believe there are three types of agents in the world, the good, the bad, and the ugly. You want the good agent, you should avoid the bad agent and you should live in fear of the ugly agent.
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Does the Realtor’s Code of Ethics and the Texas Real Estate Commission’s Canons of Professional Ethics and Conduct Conflict with a Realtor’s Fiduciary Duties to their Buyer Clients? This discussion focuses on an agent’s participation in a buyer client’s potentially discriminatory request, and how strictly observing the Code of Ethics and TREC Canons may conflict with an agent’s fiduciary duties to that buyer client. None of this discussion pertains to the selling client, which I consider to be a different situation entirely.
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Homeowners should demand a minimum level of service from their agent before they’re hired. Here are some of the most effective services that clients should require their agents to provide. Most homeowners are not aware of what duties a real estate agent performs so it’s really easy for lazy real estate agents to get away with sub-standard performance. That’s why it’s important to let the agent know what you expect before you hire them and let them know that you will terminate the contract if the agent doesn’t provide these service standards. Here are a few of the services you should demand from your agent.
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