You want to sell your home. You need a listing agent. Now what? Many of us thinking of selling probably ask ourselves, should I pick a friend who's an agent? A relative? A neighbor?
Homeowner Mike Dihel could not be more excited for his upcoming wedding. But, he faces something previous generations in his family never did: the burden of selling the home he purchased while single. It’s a growing trend in real estate: today’s couples tie the knot progressively later in life, and thus both partners may own homes they want to sell before purchasing one together.
Lorri and Darwin Briggs are not real estate agents; they are homeowners. So why, then, is this Florida couple so uniquely qualified to discuss the headaches inherent in the showing process? It’s simple, really. In the course of a three-decade marriage, they’ve sold five houses in four states. So they’re quite familiar with the process, especially its inefficiencies.
It's a tough job being a listing agent and doing it well. Here's a quick list of what sellers are looking for in an agent.
Did you know that every day, six billion text messages are sent in the U.S.? And that the very first one, sent 20 years ago, said 'Merry Christmas." But is it compatible with residential real estate? How?