Hiring a real estate agent in Victorville can be unpleasant. So what are the steps on how to find a good real estate agent in the Victorville?
Several local large real estate brokers will spend thousands of dollars each month to ensure their agents are the most advertised, whether it be online, in the Yellow Pages, or by displaying large billboards in the most popular sections of Victorville. Doing this makes you believe they are the ones you should work with.
However, the agents backed by the biggest marketing dollars aren’t always the best, and may not be a good choice for your situation. In today’s piece, we’re going to examine how you can find a good real estate agent in Victorville.
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Step One, Get Reviews… Real Reviews
Online reviews of real estate agents are easily misrepresented, and can possibly be more paid advertisements. It’s crucial to get honest reviews from any agent that you’re taking into account, and any trustworthy agent will be glad to provide you with recent client testimonials .
Also, reviews are one of the best ways to see how any real estate professional operates in the marketplace.
Another way to check out an agents ratings is to visit Google and type in “[name of agent] reviews”. If you see a bunch of bad reviews on websites like Yelp or Google My Business, check out if the agent tried to engage with those negative reviewers online to resolve the issue.
Ask the Right Questions When Interviewing The Agent
Ask the agent (or better yet, his or her former clients) the following questions to check the agent’s skill, and ability to represent you as a buyer or a seller:
- Was there any part of the process of buying or selling a home that clients were pleased or particularly unsatisfied with?
- What was the asking price?
- What was the sales price?
- What properties have you worked with in my area?
- What about similarly sized homes?
It’s important to choose an agent who has experience working with homes comparable to yours.
Check The Agent’s Credentials
A great way to check out an agents credentials is to vist the DRE website (Department of Real Estate).Simply go to dre.ca.org and type in the agents license number . While you’re on that website, you’re also able to check into regulatory actions and complaints filed on the agent.
All agents are requried to provide their license number to potential buyers and sellers, so if the one you’re interviewing fails to do this you should move on to the next.
You should also ask the agent how long they’ve been in the business of buying and selling homes. If they’re representing an agency, ask how long they’ve been with that particular brokerage, and their history with other firms.
It’s important to choose a real estate agent in Victorville that you can trust. Consistent communication is extremely important when selling your home, as in many cases, a mobile home represents the majority of your net worth. If the agent you’re interviewing is showing signs of ineffective communication you should either bring it to their attention, or consider looking for another agent if their actions dont improve. A good agent will be able to answer questions such as:
- How many inquiries have been made about my home?
- How many of these inquiries came from people that qualify as serious buyers (not just window shoppers)?
- What other properties in this neighborhood are for sale? What is the asking price of those homes?
Ask The Local Real Estate Agent How They Plan On Selling Your Mobile Home
Sometimes going the direct route is the best. Ask them how they plan on selling your mobile home for you compared to what others agents in your area won’t do. And see what their explanation is. Good agents, who have experience will present a marketing plan to you, and show you comparables of properties similiar to yours
Usually the best ones actually have a marketing plan and will get your mobile home out on the market in a professional way.
This Is Where Low Priced Isn’t Always The Best
Often times Victorville CA home sellers want to go with the agent who will accept the lowest commission fee.
If a real estate agent is earning 3% on a $100,000 sale, that’s $3,000 in fees to 1 agent (usually both agents in a single transaction earn a commission). We understand that sounds like a lot, especially when you need as much as you can get from a sale. But just really do your research before you go with a low priced agent or a flat fee agent, because that usually means the service you’re getting is lower quality.
Some of the best real estate agents in Victorville have great marketing programs and are able to sell homes quickly and for higher prices. So, even if you find someone to sell your mobile home at a 1.5% fee, look long and hard at whether you’ll be saving money in the long run. You can do this by asking for recent client reviews.
The same goes for selling your mobile home to a local Direct Buyer like Miguel Buys Mobile Homes. The highest priced offer isn’t always the correct one. Look at the terms of the deal the mobile home buyer offers you, and ensure they can close within a good timeline, because every month that goes by you lose money (mortgage, taxes, insurance, utilities, etc.) holding onto the property.
It’s important to refrain from using low-quality real estate agents. These could be “rookies” who will do anything to make their first sale (including leaving dollars on the table). A good real estate agent can make selling your home an extremely easy experience, and will work in your favor.
So, go out there and do your due diligence and find a local real estate agent!
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