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Should I Change Real Estate Agents in Harrisburg PA?

"Should I Change Real Estate Agents in Harrisburg PA? I've had my home on the market for six months and it hasn't sold."

 

I'm going to go out on a limb and contradict every other answer you've probably gotten. I would not necessarily suggest you change Agents!  I have been a full-time Agent for over 19 years and am Agent of the Year for my Prudential's Harrisburg PA Region (Carlisle through Lebanon) for both 2008 and 2009. This is a very tough economy. Listings are sitting because there are fewer Buyers out there right now. This has been the case for over a year. Changing Real Estate Agents may not be in your best interest.

Here are some suggestions to determine if you should change Real Estate Agents:

 

Look closely at what your Agent is doing. It is OK to hold him accountable! 

This image, provided by Danilo Razutti, is of a home as viewed through a magnifying glass

Get specifics on where he is advertising. Are you on all the Real Estate sites? I mean.. everywhere? (I can expand on them if you'd like to contact me.)

Are you having monthly Open Houses? Typically open houses yield few actual buyers, but in this market you want as much exposure as necessary.

Does your home have a Full Motion Video or Visual Tour posted on the internet?  (again, everywhere on the internet!)

Are you receiving feedback on your showings? This one is a little tougher: some Agents ignore my requests for feedback; but I email EVERY Agent - the SAME DAY of your showing - to provide feedback. Take whatever feedback you are getting and look at it constructively, without an attitude. It probably is indicating what Buyers really feel; and, could give you the signal it's time to reevaluate.

It's also time to look at Comps and see where you are priced.  Have you been provided with current market conditions? Have you been kept informed of what's on the market around you that you are competing against? Do you know what has sold since your listing went active? A price reduction may be in order.

 

These are some important questions you need answered. I am a firm believer in a lifetime relationship between myself and my clients. I have succeeded ONLY because of that premise. If your Agent is aggressively marketing your home and your price is equal to or lower than your competition, stick with him. He deserves your loyalty. If you change Real Estate Agents, you would have to begin a whole new relationship. It takes time to start all over again.

 

However, if you feel uneasy about your Agent's skills with your home, you could potentially be losing valuable marketing time. Call me now. I'd be honored to be interviewed for the job if you wish to change Real Estate Agents.

 

Ken Huebsch 717 514-1793

Ken@KensHomesales.com

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Ken Huebsch: Your premier real estate agent in the Greater Harrisburg area.  I am a specialist in Harrisburg real estate as well as the communities of Palmyra, Hershey, and Hummelstown.  My wife Leslye and I have a combined 40+ years' experience serving our clients -We KNOW Harrisburg. When you plan to buy or sell Harrisburg area real estate, allow us to work for you.  We are dedicated professionals and are here for your success. 

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Comment balloon 4 commentsKen and Leslye Huebsch • April 09 2011 07:13PM

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90% of the time it's price. Lower the price, and the home will sell. Proper marketing, a responsible agent, those help too, but at the end of the day its the price.

Oh, and the homeowner has to allow for the house to be shown. If he is not letting buyers in, the house will NEVER sell

Posted by Donald Reich (Prudential Centennial) over 7 years ago

Donald....So true, so true.

Posted by Ken and Leslye Huebsch, Realtors - Harrisburg Homes for Sale 717.514.1793 (3x Individual Agent of the Year, Luxury Homes, First-Time Buyers, Residential Resales, New Construction) over 7 years ago

 

 

Interesting post.

Dan Statlander

http://www.statelandbrown.com

(Real estate experts in Boca Raton Florida)

 

 

Posted by Dan Statlander about 7 years ago

Thanks Dan

Posted by Ken and Leslye Huebsch, Realtors - Harrisburg Homes for Sale 717.514.1793 (3x Individual Agent of the Year, Luxury Homes, First-Time Buyers, Residential Resales, New Construction) about 7 years ago

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