Mandy Shea – REALTOR® for Real People
REALTOR® w/digital design, marketing, content & SEO experience, ready to optimize your listing. Curious about what your home is worth? Reach out today for your complimentary market analysis!
With over two million licensed real estate agents in the United States, how do you know how to pick the right one? According to Georgetown University, School of Continuing Studies, effective real estate agents have these skills:
- Active Listening
- Social Cues
And the best listing agents are also excellent at marketing and networking. Selling your home for the highest price as fast as possible requires a top-selling agent on your side.
Is a real estate agent required to buy or sell your home? Absolutely not, but TheClose.com states, “92% of homes sold in the United States in 2021 were sold using an agent or a broker.” and “The typical for sale by owner, AKA FSBO, home sold for 17% less than a home listed with a Realtor.” This percentage more than covers any agent commissions, and since selling a house is one of the largest transactions most people will make in their lifetime, partnering with a great agent should give you an edge up on the deal.