The Wyckoff housing market’s recovery is still establishing itself. It’s not exactly in its infancy, but I would say it has a way to go before we can call it ‘mature.’ The majority of predictions for the rest of 2013 remain widely positive, and the young housing recovery is being strongly supported by continuing low mortgage rates.
This might easily lull prospective home sellers into assuming they will automatically have a simple selling process, but housing upturn or not, it’s no time to go to sleep. In short, it’s still a good idea for Wyckoff sellers to take as much care as ever before — especially when it comes to choosing a real estate professional to represent their property.
ASK. Don’t be afraid to ask every candidate for evidence that they have ample experience in selling area housing similar to yours. Experience will shape the marketing and all the other decisions that will be brought to bear on your behalf. Your home’s sale is no time to depend on trial and error!
WATCH. From the moment you meet any candidate for your representative, look for the kind of confidence that will resonate with potential buyers. Housing choices are extremely important to every prospect. They are bound to feel more comfortable when the representation of their next home is in the hands of an obviously capable pro. If an agent doesn’t display those skills when you interview him or her, how likely are they to do so later on?
CHECK. If all else looks good, do check into the candidate’s community ties. A real estate professional who has solid connections within the Wyckoff community will provide instant exposure where it does the most good. And a lively website is more evidence that you’re headed toward a solid choice.
Don’t fear to be inquisitive when locating the local Realtor to sell your home; the questions you ask will serve a double purpose: telling him or her that you are a focused client. Looking for a place to start? Let me interview first — I’ll demonstrate how I can make your listing shine this spring!