Selling a Home: How to Find a Realtor

You probably want representation when you sell your home — most people don’t have the time or experience to sell property independently. And there’s a good chance that you know several people who work as real estate agents. 

But a home sale is a huge undertaking, and not all agents are equal. If you’re not an experienced property investor, how do you find the right real estate agent to sell your home?

You want an agent with local knowledge and a good track record, so why not start with a drive around your neighborhood?

The CRS designation is the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents, managers, and brokers. Agents must meet education and sales volume requirements.

Certified Residential Specialist

Agents with this designation complete two days of coursework to find, understand, and market properties with green features. They also have to pass an exam. If your home has energy-efficient features, consider hiring a GREEN agent.

GREEN Realtor Designation

Agents with the GRI designation have completed in-depth training in legal and regulatory issues, technology, professional standards, and the sales process. The education requirements vary by state. 

Graduate, Realtor Institute

The Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation is the premier credential in seller representation. It is designed to elevate professional standards and enhance personal performance.

Seller Representative Specialist

Contact several agents and set up a meeting with each one. The agents should present their marketing plan for your property — including asking price range, advertising, staging, recommended property improvements, open houses, and a social media campaign.