By Brendan Miller
How do you determine which agent is the best agent to sell your house and what questions should you be asking them?

Research recent sales the agent has achieved going back about a year. Examine what their initial asking price was as opposed to the sale price achieved for various homes.

This will give you an idea of their success rate and how long their houses tend to stay on the market. When selling your home it is always good to have the best marketing and advertising options. Assess what marketing and advertising channels they use and how big their database is to see if your house will gain the maximum exposure it needs in order to sell.

Crucially you should also spend time getting to know the agent who will sell your house as the relationship with a realtor is one that can span decades as you buy and sell properties so building trust and rapport is always a good strategy.

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