Choosing an agent

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Finding a well qualified agent with whom you can do business is very important. Ask for referrals from co-workers, friends, and especially former neighbors. If you can, track down neighbors who have sold their homes within the past six months to a year. Once you have decided on potential agents, interview each of them. Ask them about their experience, education and background. Ask their advice on repairs and other improvements that would make your home more appealing. Discuss the housing market in general and current activity in your neighborhood. Inquire about a market analysis of comparable sales in your area. Request a suggested asking price and discuss the kind of advertising and promotion you can expect. Finally, find out how the agent handles appointments to show your home. Make sure you feel comfortable and confident with the agent you have chosen. For more information on choosing an agent, contact a real estate professional.

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