There are two basic aspects to the real estate practice: buying and selling homes. As you get prepared to take either one of these steps, or perhaps both at once, you may realize that real estate agents specialize in different parts of the process. There are some agents who take on an equal volume of buyers and sellers, but it can be advantageous to work with a specialized agent for your real estate needs—especially if you are only focused on one aspect of the process. Here is a closer look at how listing agents and selling agents differ in their unique skills.

Listing agents

A listing agent will actually put a home on the market and highlight the features that make that home sellable. They are particularly skilled in home staging, marketing and sales negotiations. When you have a reliable listing agent, you can rest assured that your agent is on your side and will work to get you the best possible price for your home.

Selling agents

Selling agents advocate for the needs of the buyer, and their talents lie in showing homes and understanding how homes are constructed. A good selling agent will be patient and attentive, as these agents have to spend a good deal of their time finding homes to meet the needs of the buyer rather than drawing in buyers with qualities of an existing home.

Whether you are looking to buy or sell, you can find a talented agent who is ready to help you at ERA Team Feinstein. To connect with an agent today, visit Team Feinstein on the Web or call 630-325-4343.