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You’ve made the decision to sell your home – now what? You need to contact a real estate agent to get the ball rolling. With so many options in Bruce and Grey Counties, how do you decide which agent is the right fit?

Most clients want to see their listing posted on Realtor.ca where members of the public look for available properties. To accomplish this you will need to sign a listing agreement with a licensed realtor. Using a realtor has its benefits; agents with The Kirstine Group can showcase your home properly and professionally, review with you and handle all the paperwork involved, and set up – and follow up – appointments for other agents to view your property.

Due to the money at stake when trading in real estate, it’s important to choose an agent you feel comfortable working with. Do some research and find out how various companies such as The Kirstine Group market their listings and communicate with their clients. Call a few agents and ask them to visit your property; an agent should come prepared with materials about not only their business practices, but about your home as well.

Sales representatives with The Kirstine Group understand you want to sell your home for the most amount of money in the least amount of time. However, be wary of automatically selecting the agent who offers you the highest listing price. Realtors have access to programs that show them what comparable properties in your neighbourhood of Bruce-Grey have sold for in the recent past, and after viewing your home, they should be able to provide a knowledgeable opinion with regards to your best asking price. Signing on with an agent who gives you an inflated number won’t serve you well in the end – your property could sit, unsold, and be passed over by potential buyers until a price reduction occurs.

Selling real estate in anticipation of an upcoming move can be stressful. Working with a realtor who makes the process easier for you is the best way to avoid common pitfalls. Interview a few agents in the Walkerton/Hanover area to get a feel for their different business styles, and choose the one whom you think will work hardest for you.