Jay Rooney is one of the principals at Rooney Real Estate, in South Boston.
I found this article on the Internet, and thought it gave a lot of great advice for people about to list their properties for sale.
As a successful Boston real estate agent, it always puzzled me how and why some people choose particular Boston real estate agents to sell their homes. For most of us, a real estate purchase is the single largest investment we will ever make in our lives. Still, when it comes time to capitalize on this investment many home sellers are much too casual and have very low standards for the person they choose to handle the sale of their property …
I received a call from a woman about six months ago who asked me to do a Comparable Market Analysis (CMA) of her Boston Condo.
[After we met] (s)he disclosed to me that she had interviewed five other Boston realtors and that she was “by far” most impressed with my presentation and me …
I followed up with a phone call to see if she had any outstanding questions. To my surprise she told me that she had decided to list her property with a friend, who is also her hairdresser, and sells real estate part-time in a suburb of Boston …
It turns out, the woman I used in the example above ended up calling me in a panic after her property sat on the market for six months, overpriced by almost 10%. She had to sell the property within 60 days of calling me as she had been carrying two mortgages for four months and was running out of money.
Jay includes “25 Questions to ask your agent” in his article.
A must read for potential sellers.
Complete article: Boston Real Estate â€“ Choosing the Right Boston Real Estate Agent – By Jay Rooney