5 Sure Ways to
Choose a Realtor®
If you're planning on moving this year, you'll need some help
in selling your home. Here are some suggestions on finding the
best Realtor® in your community to assist in marketing and selling
1. Choose your Realtor® with as much as care as
you would a lawyer or doctor. Friends, neighbors and co-workers
are often good sources for referrals. Try to find out as much
as possible about their home buying or selling experience. What
kind of service did they receive? Would they choose this Realtor®
2. Attend open houses to observe sales associates
in action. How familiar were they with the property? Did they
show the home in a professional manner?
3. Look for sold signs in your neighborhood. A
Realtor® with a successful track record deserves consideration.
4. Talk to real estate agents who have experience
selling homes in the same price range as yours. You can get
leads by reading the real estate ads in your local newspaper.
5. Target local real estate companies. Realtors®
who work your area are best equipped to answers questions about
schools, businesses, places of worship and other services of
interest to prospective buyers.
Once you've narrowed it down, ask the Realtor® the following
How long have you been licensed?
o Julie Cleary has been licensed since 1985. Click here for
other team member bios.
How long have you actively worked in the area?
o Julie Cleary has been actively working in NW Bergen County,
NJ since 1985. Click here for other team member bios.
How many transactions have you closed in the last three
o In the last three years, the Cleary Team has participated
in almost 100 transactions.
Do you work full time as a Realtor®?
o Julie Cleary and Pat Mitschang work full-time as Realtors®
while Frank Cleary and Kristin Cleary Graves currently work
behind the scenes.
How will you market my
home to prospective buyers?
o Click here to learn more about the Cleary Team's 21-point
Are you a member of the
National Association of Realtors®?
o Julie Cleary and Pat Mitschang are members of the National
Association of Realtors ®.
Have you earned any specialty
professional real estate designations?
o Julie Cleary has a broker's license as well as earning
the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and ABR designations.
In the end it comes down
to trust. Sellers have to make a lot of important decisions
and, naturally, will be relying on their Realtor® to assist
them. A seller should choose a Realtor® and Real Estate
company that they feel have the skills and expertise to
give them good advice.
Contact the Cleary Team