Alamo's ideal location in the San Ramon Valley and proximity to popular outdoor destinations like Las Trampas make it a highly desirable area for prospective home buyers. As a result, homes in the area spent an average of only 25 days on the market in the first three months of 2023. If you have a property listed in the highly competitive Alamo real estate market, you may be anticipating a quick sale. Yet, if your real estate agent isn't meeting your expectations, your listing might languish while others are successful.
No real estate agent is perfect for every sale in every situation. Even if you did your due diligence when searching for an experienced local agent, they simply might not be the right fit. When you're trying to sell your home, your relationship with your real estate agent is one of the most important factors. If you notice these warning signs, it might be time to find a new Realtor to sell your Alamo home.
The Realtor isn't available
- Inappropriate comments
- Tardiness to showings and appointments
- Unprofessional clothing
- Lack of business cards or other professional materials
- Ignored communication
- Unethical behavior like asking you to make a false claim or lie about disclosures
The marketing campaign is underwhelming
A qualified listing agent should have strong marketing skills and the tools to showcase everything your property and Alamo have to offer. Placing a sign in the yard and listing the property on MLS isn't enough to connect with eager buyers in a modern real estate market. Realtors should have a proactive plan for reaching shoppers through multiple platforms. This could include mailers, social media platforms, the Realtor's website, and open houses. If your home's listing looks unprofessional in comparison to other homes on the market or doesn't have enough reach to get noticed, it may be time to look for an agent with more marketing knowledge.
You feel pressured
Your real estate agent lacks negotiation skills
Real estate negotiations require professional knowledge of market pricing, contingencies, and other issues that can arise during a sale. When your agent negotiates on your behalf, they eliminate a substantial amount of stress from the process and help you get the best price for your property. If your agent wants you to take offers without using any negotiation tactics, they may not have the industry skills to help you get a reasonable asking price.
Your property isn't selling
Realtors seeking more business may attempt to "win" clients by overestimating the value of a home. If your listing price is significantly higher than local comps, it's likely to take much longer to sell. This can create a cyclical effect because homes that sit on the market for long periods leave buyers wondering what's wrong with them. When your home isn't selling, you need a Realtor with a deep understanding of the local market to price the home correctly.
Sell your Alamo home with assistance from the Khrista Jarvis Team
If your Alamo home sale isn't going as planned, the Khrista Jarvis Team can help. With a high marketing budget, over 40 years of negotiation experience, and thousands of sold homes, they are prepared to craft a successful personalized marketing campaign for your property. Your success is our success. They set the all-time record for the highest sales volume ever recorded in Contra Costa County by developing sound relationships with their clients and consistently working in their best interest. Learn more about how the Khrista Jarvis Team can help you sell your Alamo home.