Trying to decide on Agent
We are going to put our house on the market. We have been in the area for several years & have had listings with 2 realtors in the past. I am not inclined to use either again - one is in very tight with a new home builder & I worry that those houses will be pushed over ours & the other is too good a friend to deal with. I know it's a tough market & I think we'd prefer to go with someone we don't know personally so that there isn't a chance of hurt feelings with brutal honesty. Well, not brutal, brutal - but you know what I mean. Sometimes it's just hard to have a business relationship with friends.
There is one person with a reputable local company that has 2 properties for sale in my immediate neighborhood. Both MUCH more expensive than ours will be listed for. One due to size of house & the other is a larger house + has more the land. We're talking $100K to $150K more. Does this make that person a good fit or a bad fit? I lean towards good because if someone is looking at the other 2 & just want something smaller & cheaper, then we're right down the road. Also, we are on 7+ acres with much better tree coverage than the other 2 houses - plenty of room to add on if you wanted to & plenty of money saved to do it.
Or, is it better to pick another local realtor that has lots of listings, has been around forever but has nothing in our neighborhood.
We've had one realtor do a work-up for us & I have a question: doesn't the terrain of the lot factor in? She really didn't think that our wooded lot was worth any more than a non-treed "house in a pasture" lot. Our house is secluded - many many large trees. We cannot see the road or neighbors - although they are relatively close by so you don't feel isolated - & that's what sold us on the property in the first place. It's well manicured, not overgrown. I would have thought there was some value in that.
Any advice will be appreciated. We plan on sitting down with a couple next week.