Kevin Kearney, real estate agent with Vanguard Properties, lists some crucial attributes to look for in a real estate agent.

Kevin Kearney is owner of Kevin Kearney - Vanguard Properties. To reach Kevin Kearney call (415) 523-0005.
Video: Traits to Look for in a Realtor
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MILL VALLEY – Host, Sarah Rutan: When planning to sell your home, your first step should be finding a real estate agent who exhibits a specific set of attributes. Today we’re in Mill Valley with Diamond Certified Expert Kevin Kearney of Vanguard Properties to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Kevin Kearney: Hi. So, my seller tips for you today are how to choose a great agent. The first thing you look for is someone who can negotiate for you and who’s going to represent you appropriately. There’s a big difference between someone who’s going to be pushy and encouraging you to do something you don’t want to do versus helping you make the right decision for you.

The second thing would be communication. During the transaction it can be an arduous process and it’s intense. So, you want somebody who you can really communicate with and is going to be available for you when you have questions.

The third thing is experience. And it’s not only in selling real estate. There’s a big difference between an agent who’s selling 2 houses a year and someone who’s selling 10-plus houses a year. It’s experience in the business. But it’s also someone who’s familiar with disclosures and how to represent you to get you the highest possible price for your house.

And the last thing is just a “get it done” attitude. There’s a lot of agents that, you know, will put a house on the market, and it’ll be on lockbox, and they’re not showing it. You want someone who’s committed to showing your house every weekend until they get the house sold.

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Kevin Kearney is a 15-year veteran of the real estate industry and owner of Kevin Kearney – Vanguard Properties, a Diamond Certified company. He can be reached at (415) 523-0005 or by email.

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