Posted on April 12, 2019 - 01:09 PM
by Meryle Sussman
Not all agents work the same way. The most important attribute of an agent is that he/she is well connected to the real estate industry. He/she should know the market and provide information on past sales, current listings, his or her marketing plan, and at least 4 solid references. In addition, you also want to look for an agent that is honest, assertive, and one that best understands your needs.
Try to go with a local agent. They can better serve your needs because they should be more familiar with the local market conditions, local prices, and what’s hot or not in your community.
Meryle has been our agent and friend for almost 20 years. When it came time to sell our house, she advised on staging, prepping, as well as the marketing and pricing strategy. As a result of her solid advice and negotiation skills, we received multiple offers and sold our house in San Mateo in 2.5 days -- and for a price well over what we had expected. Meryle is an extremely thorough and astute person. The fact that she holds a J.D. meant that she left no stone unturned when reviewing our contracts, both on the "sell" and "buy" sides. Thank you, Meryle! We truly appreciate all your invaluable help!T.B. & G.R., Los Altos