• Connected — Does the agent belong to a network with the necessary contacts to assist in every phase of the sales? This network should include home inspectors, quality service-people, other brokers, and county officials. • Knowledgeable — Is the agent familiar with the current market and able to price your home strategically? Does s/ he know the unique features of your neighborhood to distinguish your home from the competition? Does s/he know what to highlight in your area to attract buyers? • Organized — An agent must pay close attention to your specific needs, communicate well, and be quick to follow leads. • Personable — An agent who is sincerely interested in helping you will go the extra mile with a smile. They must be able to sell themselves to you as well as sell your home to a buyer. • Passionate — Some agents treat their job like a hobby or just a way to earn extra income. Find an agent who is passionate about what they do and loves their job. • Tenacious — Successful agents possess a strong work ethic. They are efficient and take advantage of time-saving tools that help sell your home. • Honest — Professional real estate agents build their reputation on high standards of business practices. • Self-motivated — Real estate agents are commission-only businesspeople. Successful agents work hard because what benefits their clients benefits them. • Creative — Sometimes it takes creativity to properly showcase a home, develop engaging content, and negotiate a sale. An agent who can quickly address any marketing need is an asset to you.
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