(PRWEB) October 26, 2012
Home owners looking to sell a house have many questions and Milwaukee area real estate agent, Bob Arnold is offering advice to make the process easier.
“There are many Real Estate companies and agents to pick from just as there are many law firms, accounting firms and other professional organizations to pick from,” says Bob Arnold of Realty Executives. “Is it the real estate agent or the real estate company you are hiring? That question is debated over and over. “
Arnold believes the real estate agent is the direct link to the company and the person those looking to sell a home will have a relationship with and work with for the length of the contract.
“You are the CEO and CFO of your home and the final decision maker of what happens to your home,” says Arnold. “The agent is working for you. A good agent will offer advice and recommendations as any good consultant would do. It is up to you on how you use the information given. I recommend meeting with at least 3 Real estate agents and compare what they say before making a decision on who will list your home. “
Arnold offers these questions for customers to have prepared to ask agents in an interview. These are questions that might help when interviewing real estate agents for the job of listing a home.
Does your agent provide a custom marketing plan specifically for your home including: internet, social media, print, mailings, email and open houses? How many web sites will the home be on besides the company web site? Will it be on Trulia, Zillow, Realtor.com and more? Will it get exposure outside the Metro Milwaukee area? Will it have its own web site?
A picture is worth a thousand words. Surveys show buyers look at photos before they read the copy. Ask your agent how photos will be used to impact your listing and in what order and why? How many photos do they take?
How technology, computer and smart phone savvy is the real estate agent? Do they use social media such as Facebook and Twitter? Does each individual home have its own custom webpage and YouTube virtual tour? Does the real estate agent have a team of technology experts behind them? How easy are they to contact?
What is the real estate agent’s home staging and preparation strategies? Most home buyers make up their mind on a property within the first 10 seconds of their arrival. Only 10% of home buyers can actually visualize the potential of a home. Does your agent provide home staging?
The price has to be right. Trust the agents statistical CMA. A home has the greatest chance of selling when it is newly listed. Pricing a home correctly from the start, will help it sell in the shortest possible time frame.
For more information on selling a home in Milwaukee, visit http://www.move2milwaukee.com, call Bob Arnold at (414) 379-1101 or email northshorehomes(at)msn(dot)com.
About Bob Arnold
Serving all of the metro Milwaukee area, Bob Arnold and The Arnold Marketing Group specialize in residential listings, buyer representation, land development and condominium projects. Arnold uses a professional consultant, informative, non-pressure approach in working with his clients.