Get the best agent.
Seriously, it’s that simple. A top San Francisco real estate agent will sell your home fast and for more money.
The real question you should be asking yourself is, how do you find a good agent?
It takes research. We recommend you always compare agents, look at their stats, see previous listings, and read reviews. Ask for recommendations and talk to previous clients. There are plenty of great agents in the Bay Area but how do you find them?
Luckily there are some simple ways available to help identify the best agents in San Francisco.
1. Make sure your SF realtor is a member of Top Agent Network (TAN).
TAN members are the top 10% of San Francisco realtors.
TAN is a private, membership-based online community of top-producing real estate agents. It allows these local San Francisco agents to share exclusive, non-MLS information. The privileged information could be what stands between your success in buying or selling a home.
2. Read the reviews
Agents will always post the very best reviews on their website so it’s important to find insight from reviews on other platforms. Be sure to check Zillow, Realtor.com, and Yelp for additional insight. Don’t just rely on the agent’s website for reviews. You will get more insight from reviews that are not hand-selected and from those clients that may not have had a stellar experience.
3. Make sure your realtor is a Homelight Elite Agent.
One additional platform that helps determine if your realtor is one of the best in the business is Homelight.
Homelight helps Buyers and Sellers connect with local, top-producing real estate agents. The platform analyzes over 27 million transactions and thousands of reviews to determine which agents are best. There are some distinct advantages of working with a Homelight Elite Agent such as having access to their Trade-In program for home sellers looking to Buy before they Sell. Another advantage is the All-Cash program that allows San Francisco home buyers to make All-Cash offers and greatly increase their chances of becoming the winning bid.
4. Find an agent that will give you the facts, EVEN if you don’t like them
A good agent will arm you with facts about the current state of the market so you can make the right decisions for yourself and your family. Often this results in finding out your price range or neighborhood choices need to change. In the long run, most will find honesty and transparency will avoid disappointments down the road. A top SF real estate agent will always be your advocate even if that means hearing something you don’t like, it will usher you down the path to a quicker and more successful home purchase and sale.
For additional insight into what to look for in a real estate agent take a dive into this blog piece on the Importance of Communication in Real Estate.
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