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How To Pick An Anaheim Real Estate Agent

How To Pick An Anaheim Real Estate Agent

Recently, a friend told me a story about a decision his Mom made when he was younger. She told her son that she decided to sell her home and that it would be for sale in the next two weeks. This information was so confusing to the son since he knew she didn’t know any Anaheim real estate agent. My friend, feeling shocked, asked how his mother knew this Realtor and she responded: “I don’t know him I just liked his picture.” This comment made my friend realize you need to make sure you know how to pick a real estate agent. Let’s take a look at some influential factors when searching for the best Anaheim real estate agent.

Price Your Home For Success

When deciding to sell your home, one of the first questions you will ask yourself is “at what price should I list my Anaheim home?” As a young child, my parents listed their home for sale in Anaheim and decided that they wanted to list their home $50,000 above the listing price with the expectation that they would just lower if they needed to later. After half a year on the market, their listing became stale and left buyers thinking “what is wrong with this property?” To sell the home they had to lower their price below market value to find someone interested in submitting an offer. On the contrary, if you list your property too low then you might leave some money on the table. Make sure to choose an Anaheim real estate agent who is a local specialist and understands your local neighborhood.

The Best Anaheim Real Estate Agent Knows The Area Well

It is critically important that your real estate agent is an expert in the Anaheim area. There are many vacation rentals in Anaheim which offers a different dynamic than a traditional residential single family home sale. This type of property may sell at a premium if it is located near Disneyland and renovated appropriately. Also, make sure your Realtor knows how to sell the value of the area including Disneyland, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Anaheim Garden Walk, Honda Center, ARTIC, and other iconic entertainment locations. If you are planning on finding the best real estate agent in Anaheim make sure they are specialists in what Anaheim has to offer.

How Big Is Your Professional Network?

Have you ever heard the saying, “It’s not what you know it’s who you know?” This concept is important if you are looking to find the best Anaheim real estate agent. In real estate, who you know comes in to focus in two separate ways. The first is how large your network of Anaheim buyers, Anaheim sellers, and Anaheim real estate agents. If your Realtor has an extensive database of Anaheim buyers, you will be more likely to find the single buyer willing to buy your home for the highest price. In addition to having a quality list of Anaheim buyers having an extensive list of active Anaheim agents will also help when looking for pocket listings or hidden buyers. Having a vast professional network in the local area also means your Anaheim real estate agent will have the resources to refer you to inexpensive labor for small improvements. These small, inexpensive improvements will help you maximize your net proceeds.

The Discount Broker Myth Explained

If your Facebook feed is anything like mine, you are starting to see many real estate agents advertising services at a fraction of the price. At first, saving 10’s of thousands of dollars on commission sounds like a winning offer. However, I challenge you to focus on how much money you are going to walk away with and not solely on how much you pay in commission. Make sure you ask your Anaheim real estate agent what their marketing plan is and how they plan on finding the highest paying buyer for the home. If you save $10,000 on commission but sell the home for $20,000 less than a local specialist, did you make the best decision? Make sure your Anaheim real estate agent is a local expert and has a marketing plan for success.

In the end, finding the single best Anaheim real estate agent is not an easy task. Make sure to look at reviews, price your home for success, have your real estate agent know the area, have an extensive local professional network and make sure you are getting the marketing plan you deserve.



Michael and Anabel Simpson

Michael and Anabel Simpson have over 16 years of experience helping the community buy and sell real estate in Orange County, Los Angeles County, and Riverside County with a special emphasis on Anaheim and the surrounding area. In addition to being licensed Realtors, they are Short Sale and Foreclosure certified. Ask Michael and Anabel Simpson about the different techniques they use to sell homes, including 3D video, social media marketing and more. Contact Michael and Anabel Simpson today.

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