Why should you list your home with Dave Sulvetta?
So, you have a friend that's a REALTOR®? Maybe a family member? Whatever you do, choose an agent that is the right fit for you and your home. An agent that know's your area, market and buying habits. You should, interview 3 agents when selecting the right fit for your home. Personality, experience and local knowledge are important. Personally, If I was looking for a Realtor I would also make certain they were 100% full time.
Ask questions, as many as you can! How do they market your home? Do they know the latest technology? Do they use such
extremely popular internet sites such as Facebook? Twitter? Don't be fooled. Just because an agent says they are on Facebook, does not mean they know how to effectively advertise your home. There is a lot that goes on behind the scene with Facebook. Trust me, it is a CONSTANT learning process. I can almost guarantee that I am technically above 99% of the REALTORS in our market. My background is that of an extremely technical one. I was I.T. at Lockheed Martin for 7 years prior to real estate.
Does the agent hire a photographer, do they integrate video with their marketing. FYI, homes with REAL video marketing sky rockets the chances of getting on the 1st page of Google. More views, more showings, more offers...
Lastly - If you didn't know, there IS a difference with agents. Not ALL agents are Realtors! Some are just sales agents. So what's the difference? A REALTOR® has a Code of Ethics they must follow which is strictly enforced. A sales agent does not.
Here are 17 things that a REALTOR® promises to do, which non-affiliates do not:
#1) Pledge to put the interests of buyers and sellers ahead of their own and to treat all parties honestly.
#2) Shall refrain from exaggerating, misrepresenting, or concealing material facts; and is obligated to investigate and disclose when situations reasonably warrant.
#3) Shall cooperate with other brokers / agents when it is in the best interests of the client to do so.
#4) Have a duty to disclose if they represent family members who own or are about to buy real estate, or if they themselves are a principal in a real estate transaction, that they are licensed to sell real estate.
#5) Shall not provide professional services in a transaction where the agent has a present or contemplated interest without disclosing that interest.
#6) Shall not collect any commissions without the seller's knowledge nor accept fees from a third-party without the seller's express consent.
#7) Shall refuse fees from more than one party without all parties' informed consent.
#8) Shall not co-mingle client funds with the agent's own.
#9) Shall attempt to ensure that all written documents are easy to understand and will give everybody a copy of what they sign.
#10) Shall not discriminate in any fashion for any reason on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.
#11) Expects agents to be competent, to conform to standards of practice and to refuse to provide services for which they are unqualified.
#12) Must engage in truth in advertising.
#13) Shall not practice law unless the agent is a lawyer.
#14) Shall cooperate if charges are brought against them and present all evidence requested.
#15) Agree to not bad mouth competition and agree not to file unfounded ethics complaints.
#16) Shall not solicit another REALTOR'S client nor interfere in a contractual relationship.
#17) Shall submit to arbitration to settle matters and not seek legal remedies in the judicial system.
If you have any questions, please give me a call or fill out the form below. Thanks and I hope to hear from you!