September 2010

Found 2 blog entries for September 2010.

I was recently thinking to myself, knowing what I know about real estate and selling homes, what would I look for if I were going to choose a Realtor to sell my own home.

There are articles and videos all over the Internet on this subject but when I look through them, they typically sound old school to me, sometimes impractical, and in some cases they suggest asking questions that are likely more geared towards that particular agent’s strengths.  Whether I was eventually going to interview one agent or 3 or more, here is my practical guide for hiring a Realtor to sell your home.  This is how I, Chad Hendrix, would do it:

  1. I’d find out whatever I could about that Realtor prior to them ever showing up at my home.  How nice is their company and
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Quite often, I have people contact me who are looking to relocate to the Charlotte area.  With many of them, one of their main criteria is "I don't want to live in a neighborhood with a home owner's association!".  Except in cases where I already know that they have a huge RV to park, have a couple of horses, multiple dogs, weld out of their back yard and need that shop, etc, I always wonder if they're simply misinformed.  Who wouldn't like a homeowner's association?  Not only do they help to protect your quality of living (in your own home) but they also help to protect the value of your home.

If you were trying to sell your home, how do you think a prospective buyer would feel if they rode up and noticed that your immediate neighbor had 6 cars in

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