HIRING A REAL
ESTATE AGENT

You should think of a Realtor® the moment you think of selling your home – even if you’re not 100% sure yet. The real estate agent will fill you in with as much information as you want about the market condition, your home’s estimated value, staging ideas and the list goes on.

You will not know every requirement for selling a home, most especially if this is your first time selling. You may, however, start listing some things that you may want to think about when choosing your Realtor®. Some of them are listed below.

Is the agent active in your area at this time and knowledgeable about the area?

Have you checked your agent’s references? Most agents will be happy to provide you with a list of satisfied customers you can contact.

Does your agent…

  • Make you feel comfortable and confident about working with him/her?
  • Answer your questions promptly and respond to your calls without delay?
  • Inform you of the market condition and suggest new strategies in selling your home?
  • Prepare a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) to ensure you are pricing your property at current market value?

Does your agent…

  • Give your property the broadest marketing exposure possible?
  • Prepare descriptive brochures about your property with high resolution photographs and a compelling description of benefits and features? If yes, be sure to review it with your agent when it’s ready.
  • List your property on the Multiple Listing Service and on the Internet?
  • Hold an open house as soon as possible
  • Follow up with showing agents and give you feedback from potential buyers?

You have to make sure that your agent does not agree with everything you say. A good agent will make suggestions or sometimes even disagree with you. Realtors® can back up their comments with facts, so ask away.

ANN JONES

 

I am a lifelong resident of Shakopee and have been married for 26 years and we have two boys. Over nearly 10 years, I have loved helping each of my clients sell or purchase homes throughout the Metro. I so enjoy the challenge of finding just the right house for a buyer and finding just the right buyer for a seller. Call me today, I will review your options with you and help you find the home of your dreams. I look forward to working with you and earning your business.

Our team of trustworthy and friendly real estate agents, with broad experience and expertise, who know how to get the job done. We are a small, but dedicated group of Realtors who each strive to deliver top-notch real estate services with the highest ethical standards and a personal touch; you aren’t just an address to us! We look forward to serving you.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS THINK

I have nothing but the highest of compliments for Ann Jones of Add-Vantage Realty. She was responsive to every single phone call, text message etc. She walked us through the process of selling and with her advice and diligence the house sold in a couple of weeks. She is completely professional, organized and detail oriented. She knows the market.
Susan

Ann was absolutely great in assisting us sell our home from start to finish she was available for any questions we had and follow up after the sale.
G. Rosendahl

Ann was amazing to work with on the sale of my dad’s family home! She guided our family through the entire process, was incredibly responsive to any questions, advised us on next steps, and found us great buyers. I would highly recommend working with Ann for any of your real estate needs!
T. Link