Key Early Decision: Picking Your Eden Prairie Realtor

In Blog, Real Estate on February 6, 2014 by Community Expert Team
Key Early Decision: Picking Your Eden Prairie Realtor

When it comes time to put your home on the market, one key early decision is which Eden Prairie Real Estate Team will be your sales partner. Of course, you will choose someone you feel comfortable working with, but there are further hard-nosed criteria that can help guide your choice:

Experience in Our Market
There’s nothing wrong with giving a brand new real estate school graduate a try, but especially if it’s important to sell quickly, you’ll want to work with a professional with demonstrated local experience. For openers, those agents know more about the history and direction of home sales in Eden Prairie—they have been participants! That’s first-hand knowledge that will be vital in helping you arrive at a smart asking price. You’ll find that the experienced agents also have a smartphone loaded with the kind of established connections that help accelerate any sale.
But your agent is not a one-person show, an entire team is involved.  A lot of hard work goes into selling a property—from creating the listing on MLS directories to maintaining a top-notch web experience and promoting your property through the maze of marketing channels. An Eden Prairie Realtor in your home base will determine the efficiency with which it all gets done and the bottom line you walk away with.

Membership in the National Association of REALTORS
One thing you will notice in your search for a Realtor in Eden Prairie is that not all real estate agents are NAR (National Association of Realtors) members. Choosing an active member means working with a professional who is bound by the strict NAR Code of Ethics, who is also a member of the local Real Estate Board—with the accompanying connections and resources that bestows.

Proven Track Record
It’s also a good idea to aim for an agent and team with a history representing properties in your price range and success selling them. A REALTOR whose experience is confined to homes sold at a low price point may never have dealt with luxury properties. If that’s your market, you will want an agent—an Eden Prairie Realtor—with that kind of track record and/or the team to support your type of property and price range.
Finding an Eden Prairie real estate agent to represent your home is just one of many steps that will lead to the successful sale of your property. I welcome the opportunity to meet to explore whether we are the right fit to get you top dollar for your home! As the Eden Prairie Certified Community Expert, I live and work in Eden Prairie every day and would love to hear from you and the opportunity to earn your trust and business.


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