Choosing your agent is a big decision since this person will play an important role in your daily life. You will spend a lot of time together as you work toward selling your home. At Residential Properties we advocate for making a good match between the client and one of our professionals. Here are some of the important aspects you should consider in your evaluation.
Most of our agents have been selling real estate for quite a while. Not only have they been in the business for years but they have participated in numerous transactions. We hand pick them based on their expertise, dedication, and integrity. Our results speak for themselves. Our Providence office leads the state in sales by dollar volume, and all of our offices are ranked in the top seven percent of participating brokerages’ locations. In fact, as a company, we have the top dollar volume in the state and traditionally rank in the top 3 brokerages by the number of transactions.
All of our agents are real estate experts. Most specialize in either one type of property such as condominiums or waterfront property, or in a particular area or neighborhood. Ask your agent about his or her areas of expertise. Ask the agent about locations of schools, beaches, or shopping centers. Make sure that they are authorities in your neighborhood. In addition owner Sally Lapides started the company 30 years ago. She is still local and available. Unlike top management at the national conglomerates, she is vitally involved in the day-to-day operations of Residential Properties, as well as in the community at large. You can depend on her vision, energy, and local knowledge. Our agents depend upon her too.
Ask your agent about marketing plans. It makes a difference and we do a custom plan for each property. In addition to the “For Sale” sign, we advertise in specialized print publications. We syndicate our listings to over 45 other websites. We have a well-connected in-house Relocation department which specializes in helping people move into or out of RI. We also support a large and active agent-to-agent referral network. Always ask about plans for open houses, broker open houses, staging, and who will be accompanying buyers as they view your home. Finally, this website is our gateway to the world of real estate and we constantly update it to give the best user experience we can offer.
After all of your concerns have been addressed, the choice of agent comes down to fit. Trust your intuition. Residential Properties knows just how important it is to select the right person as your collaborator in this important transaction – the agent with whom you click best. We select each of our agents thoughtfully and advise you to do the same.