One of the first steps you'll take as a seller is to find a reputable real estate agent. Often called a “listing agent,” this person will play a significant role in the sale of your home.
What to look for in an agent
To find a listing agent you can trust, ask your colleagues, friends and family for referrals. You'll want to choose someone you're comfortable asking questions to and who can provide the knowledge and services you need. It's equally important that the listing agent is familiar with your neighborhood and can knowledgeably talk with potential buyers about your neighborhood, HOA and property taxes. Knowledge of your area will also help them price your home with confidence.
Make sure your listing agent fully understands and respects your goals and has a strategy for meeting them.
Your agent is expected to: