Before we know it, the Spring Real Estate Market will be upon us. If you are planning to sell your home or purchase one, HOW WILL YOU CHOOSE A REALTOR?
Trends for 2011 (according to The National Association of Realtors)Home sellers want experienced and honest agents according to the 2011 National Association of Realtors® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. Home sellers care more about integrity and an agent’s ability sell their home than what a Realtor looks like...... and whether or not they are tweeting.
The relationship between Realtor and consumer is a KEY COMPONENT, with word of mouth referral still topping the way home buyers and sellers initially connect with their agents.
Over the years, the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) has been a natural part of the real estate process, with 92 percent of sellers this year saying their home was listed through the MLS while 4 percent did not list their home on the MLS and the remaining 4 percent were unsure.
Full service agents (like me) remain the most highly tapped resources, with 80 percent of sellers saying they worked with an agent who could provide a broad range of services and manage most aspects of the sale while 10 percent worked with an agent who provided a limited set of services provided by the remaining 10 percent worked with an agent who listed the home on a MLS and performed few additional services.