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Qualifying Your Real Estate Agent Upfront

Working with a busy and experienced real estate agent can benefit both buyers and sellers. Top agents have the distinct advantage of having experience negotiating hundreds of transactions for clients from around the world. Top agents also visit more properties, in more communities on a regular basis thereby knowing the market and the latest market trends.

Top agents generally complete 50 or more transactions per year. But did you know that the average real estate agent completes only 12 transactions per year? And here in the Palm Springs area about 24% of agents did not complete a single transaction last year?

Show Me The Transactions

Before choosing a Palm Springs area real estate agent to represent you, consider asking them to print out a list of their transactions from the MLS for the last 12 months. You’ll want to look at home many transactions the agent completed, how much those homes sold for, and where they were located. Some agents provide this information on their websites under “recent transactions.”

By doing your homework before agreeing to work with an agent, you can be assured that someone billed as a ‘top producer’ really has the track record and experience to back the claim.

About The Author

Sheri new headshot left Palm Springs Real EstateSheri Dettman is the principle Realtor at Sheri Dettman & Associates and is affiliated with Luxury Homes by Keller Williams International in La Quinta, California. Sheri and her team serve the Palm Springs Real Estate Market including the cities of La Quinta, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage, Indio and Palm Springs.

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