YOURVILLA HOME + REMODEL 7 1. 2. 3. 4. TIPS FOR CHOOSING A REAL ESTATE AGENT Choosing a real estate agent is one of the most important decisions a home buyer or seller can make. WHEN SELECTING A REAL ESTATE AGENT STRONG KNOWLEDGE OF THE COMMUNITY, STRONG NEGOTIATION SKILLS AND A COMMITMENT TO PROVIDING EXCELLENT SERVICE ARE ALL CRUCIAL ELEMENTS. LISTED BELOW ARE 7 TIPS TO KNOW BEFORE CHOOSING THE AGENT WHO IS RIGHT FOR YOU! Talk with past clients Ask agents to provide a list of homes they sold in the last 12 months with contact information. Ask the past client what the asking price was vs. the sales price. And even generalists will get additional training in some areas. That list of letters after the name can be an indication that the person has taken additional classes in a certain specialty of real estate sales. 7. You get what you pay for Look up their license 5. How long the agent has been in business? Like the old saying goes… Hold them accountable in writing telling you what they are going to do to EARN that commission. 10% of agents sell 90% of the homes so make sure your working with that 10%. Marcel and Jamie Atallah have been servicing Riverside County for over 10 years. They both have extensive knowledge of the local communities and will work tirelessly on your behalf to make your next home buying or selling experience a pleasant and successful one. Contact them today. Marcel and Jamie Atallah | First Team Real Estate (951) 757-1765 | MarcelandJamie.com Check with the DRE (www.dre.ca.gov) to ﬁ nd out if the person is licensed and if there have been any disciplinary actions or complaints. Pick a winner Peer-given awards count, designation awarded by the state or local branch of the National Association of Realtors. That’s a huge endorsement. 6. You can often ﬁ nd out how long the agent has been selling real estate from (www.dre.ca.gov). Or, you can just ask the agent. Look at their current listings. Check out an agent’s listing online. Two places to look are the agency’s own site and Realtor.com, a website that compiles properties in the Multiple Listing Service . Almost 90% of buyers start their search effectively. Select an agent with the right credentials Just as doctors specialize, so do real estate agents. online, and you want an agent who uses that tool You’ve got a home to sell... and decisions to make. How much do you list it for? How long will it take to sell? What will your net proceeds be? And, how do you choose the right real estate team? Hi, we are Marcel and Jamie, top-selling REALTORS throughout all of Southern California for over 10 years. We know what you are up against... and have answers to all of your real estate questions. Not only do we bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table, but we’re also 100% committed to marketing your home better than anyone else! Professional high-end print marketing, vast internet exposure to over 1000 websites, and communication to keep you informed every step of the way! We’d love to show you our game plan! Call us today! Marketing Done Right! Yes, we can sell yours too! Call Today for a Free consultation! (951) 757-1765 12 REaL EsTaTE | HOME IMPROVEMENT Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.MarcelandJamie.com Serving Southern California for Over 10 Years!