Personal Advice From Consumers

Working with a REALTOR®

If you were happy with your previous Realtor, you should talk to him or her again. It really helps to be really comfortable with your agent. Don't assume you are the only one who doesn't understand something--asking questions is crucial. Marcia, Los Angeles

We decided to sell our house and called a REALTOR® that specialized in our neighborhood. She suggested a listing price that we thought was unrealistic, but we went ahead and trusted her instinct. We couldn't have been more suprised when we had a signed contract for almost asking price less than a week later. My advice would be to listen to your agent, especially one that knows your neighborhood since your own estimate may be too low or too high. Beverly, Oxnard

Text used with permission of the California Association of Realtors