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What To Look For In A Listing Agent

You've made the big decision to sell your home. Right off the bat you probably realize that you’re stepping into what can be an overwhelming process. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not as easy as just throwing up a "For Sale" sign in the yard and then waiting for the people to line up in the driveway to see it. Team Gatlin is here to tell you that there's far more to selling a home than just a sign in the yard! A solid key to getting your house sold is scoring a GREAT listing agent to help you with the process. In this blog we put together a few things that a good listing agent will provide when helping you selling your home for top dollar.


1) Agents Have Access - #theycangetwhereyoucant

You may find it an unnecessary struggle trying to access things you need when selling your home on your own. Listing agents will not only be able to provide easy access to the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) but they will have access to all of the properties listed on the MLS. They understand the process of selling a home and chances are high that they will already have a list of potential buyers for you.


2) An Emotional Support Team - #theyllbeyourbuffer

The process of selling your home can be very emotional. If you go at it yourself, you may hike up the price due to your emotions or turn down a potential buyer simply because of the attachment to the home you feel. With a listing agent helping you sell your home, you will have an emotional buffer. They can work with any potential buyers, other agents and give you non-bias advice to help you get your property sold.


3) Expert in the Field - #localexpertforthewin

To effectively sell your home it’s not good enough to just choose a random listing agent found in your city. You need to find one with expertise in your specific neighborhood and community! A hometown, local agent will know exactly how to get your home sold based on your own neighborhood. Believe it or not, all neighborhoods are NOT the same and when selling a home, the agent will make it a point to "sell" buyers on both the home AND the neighborhood!


4) Let Them Be Your Marketing Experts - #marketingskills

Do you have a plan on how to market your home? To be honest, unless you’re a real estate agent, you probably don’t know the top trade secrets on how to best market your home.

Face it, like we stated before, not all properties are the same, either. With the right listing agent, you’ll get a professional marketing plan designed to help get your home sold, and sold fast. From social media to email campaigns to live Open Houses, hiring a listing agent can take the stressful aspects out of selling your home and leave you with a stand-out marketing strategy!


To wrap up, selling your home can be a nail-biting adventure. Hiring the right listing agent can eliminate anxiety and make you breathe a little easier. Let the professionals do their thing, and you just sit back and enjoy your home selling adventure! Team Gatlin was the #1 Listing Team for Leading Edge Real Estate Group for 2020. They are ready to list your home today, just give them a call!






Team Gatlin Leading Edge Real Estate Group 1423 Huntsville Highway

Fayetteville, TN 37334 (931) 433-4070 (Office) (256) 424-5378 (Susan Gatlin cell) (931) 308-5309 (Charlie Sullivan cell) (931) 224-1928 (Vivian Fisher cell)



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