If you are like most home buyers, you probably employed the services of a real estate agent when you bought your last home. Chances are that you found your agent from a referral, friend, family member or through an advertising or marketing venue.
The Albuquerque listing agent’s job at the time was to help you find the perfect property to fit your lifestyle, preferences and needs, help you put an offer on the table and walk you through the entire transaction and closing, so you could move in with ease.
All Listing Agents are Not the Same
Now, you are in the market to sell your home and need an experienced Albuquerque listing agent to help you get the job done. However, many folks selling a home for the first time assume that all agents are equal and the same whether you are buying or selling. Well, it is true that some agents can and do work with both, most tend to specialize on either home buyers or sellers. Check out our great tips to sell your home.
An Albuquerque selling agent is one that works primarily with buyers and many homeowners expect their listing agent to do the same type of things that a selling agent does, which is to find qualified buyers to to purchase their home. A home for sale sign goes up front and center, ads are placed in local papers and real estate magazines, open houses are held and your home is displayed on the Internet for all the world to see. Every home sale marketing detail is complete, right?
Marketing Your Home to Other Agents
The truth is that ads and the above mentioned do not usually sell your house directly and although all of these basic marketing steps are important, a listing agent’s primary job is to market your home to other agents, not directly to consumers. The Albuquerque listing agent’s main job is to make sure that the other MLS members know about your house for sale.
This is accomplished through listing your house in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), broker previews and advertising targeted toward other agents. You then multiply this by all the agents who also advertise homes, and you have a large pool of home buyers in the market at any given time and whom are represented by selling agents (buyers agents).
The Multiple Listing System MLS
The Albuquerque listing agent you agree to sign with will list your property with the local MLS, a database comprised of all homes listed by local real estate agents whom are currently members of the service. The MLS provides important information such as a detailed description and photo of your property along with square footage, number of rooms, upgrades, central air and heat, appliances, carpet, wood flooring, etc.
Seller agents search the MLS for homes that fit the criteria and price range of their clients, and many agents will want to do a walk through of your property before they show it to their clients. Basically, when you list your Albuquerque home for sale in the MLS, you expand your sales force by the number of local MLS members now working on your team getting your house sold quickly and for the best price.
Albuquerque Listing Agent Commissions
Your listing contract specifies a listing price and the job of your agent is to bring a qualified and willing buyer to present an offer. Once the sale has closed, the agent gets paid from the proceeds of the sale. However, if a buyer proves unwilling for whatever reason or unable to conclude the sale, the house is placed back on the market and the listing agent doesn’t get paid until another qualified buyer presents an offer and the deal is closed.
If you considering selling your Albuquerque home, we utilize the latest, cutting-edge, real estate marketing tools to expose your property to the widest range of potential buyers. We are here to get your Albuquerque home for sale aggressively marketed to sell as quickly as possible and for the best price! Our goals are to help you get your home sold, get you where you want to go on time, put you in the strongest negotiating position possible, and do so with minimal surprises.
Our extensive knowledge of the Albuquerque real estate market allows us to guide our clients intelligently. Whether you are looking to buy, sell or invest, our mission is to provide you with exceptional customer service and assist you throughout the entire transaction.
Please call us today or fill out the online contact form,. Let us know how we can best serve your Albuquerque real estate needs. We look forward to speaking with you!