Two Common Mistakes Seller’s Make in the Real Estate Market on Long Beach Island
Selling in the LBI NJ Real Estate Market
Selling a home on Long Beach Island New Jersey is an important financial decision. Surprisingly, there are two mistakes sellers will often make that are easily avoidable. The first mistake many sellers will make is to hire the first agent they interview and the second will be to not visit the agent in his or her office. These two mistakes can often lead to a house being on the market longer than it should be and selling for less money than it is worth. These common mistakes when selling in the LBI real estate market can be changed or avoided all together by a seller who does his or her homework!
Avoiding the Common Mistakes When Selling in the LBI Real Estate Market on Long Beach Island
Selling a home in the LBI real estate market requires an aggressive marketing plan and a clear understanding on the real estate market on Long Beach Island. Sadly, many sellers decide to list their home with the first agent they speak with. A real estate agent should treat the process of selling a home as a job interview and the seller should view their role as hiring the best person for the job. This would naturally involve speaking with several “candidates” and evaluating their respective strengths and weaknesses.
The second common mistake made when selling a home in the LBI real estate market has to do with the location of the interview. While it goes without saying that the potential listing agent must see the house they are being interviewed to sell, a seller should personally visit the office of the listing agent. There are several reasons for this such as:
- Selling a home is a team effort and other agents in the office should be able to answer basic questions about the home for sale
- Interviewing agents in their office can help demonstrate the differences between one agent and another
When you hire an agent to sell your house on Long Beach Island, the agency plays a major role in the home sale process. For example, The Van Dyk Group has regular sales meetings to discuss the current real estate market and present new listings to the office. At the end of these meetings, all sales agents will go on a “caravan” to personally preview all new listings. This way, if an internet inquiry comes in or a potential buyer calls off the sale sign, the agents in the office are ready to answer basic questions about the house. The absence of this teamwork approach can lead to missed opportunities from public inquiries that do not make their way to the listing agent.
By : Nathan Colmer | The Van Dyk Group
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