I’ve recently been presented with a major career opportunity, and it’s starting to look like we’ll be moving this summer. This means that we’ll have to sell our current house and buy a new one. The main problem with this is that we’ve never sold a house before, so we’re not completely sure how best to choose a realtor. And before you suggest that we sell it on our own, we’ll be on a short timeline, and crazy busy before we go, meaning that FSBO is out of the question. So that brings us to issue of the day… What’s the best way to find a realtor? (In this case, a seller’s agent.)
Do you have any suggestions as to:
— How best to identify candidates?
— What we should ask them during our initial meeting?
— What (specific) criteria we should use to select the best one?
— Any other things that we should be doing (or considering)?
For more information on moving, check out my Roadmap for a Successful Relocation.