“We have a home we’ll be selling soon and want to be sure we hire the best agent. So here’s my question: which is better, hiring an agent with lots of homes for sale, or an agent with few or none?”
Which is the better restaurant, the one with the vacant parking lot or the packed one?
Did you say the packed one? Thought so. And that applies to real estate too.
1. More listings means the agent is more successful.
2. More listings means the agent has more buyers.
3. More listings means the agent has a finger on the pulse of the market, prices, and what it takes to sell your property today.
…On the other hand…
Were you one of those contrarians who thought, “if the parking lot is so full, maybe they’re too busy to give good service?”
If so, you have an excellent point.
There are indeed agents so busy that they give clients dismal, pathetic service. They serve a lot of clients…once. The clients don’t come back a second time or refer their friends.
But an organized agent with a professional support team can give you superb service and help your sale be smooth and profitable.
So, just like the old adage says, if you want something done, ask a busy person. Just be sure he’s got good help.