How to Choose A Long Beach Realtor

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home, you may be wondering how to choose a Realtor.  Not all real estate agents are created equal, but many people randomly end up working with a Realtor, based on who answers the phone when they call on a sign or happens to be in the home when they wander into an open house.

Sometimes that works out well and sometimes it doesn’t.  Since a home purchase or sale is one of the most significant financial transactions you can make,  it’s worth taking the time to make sure you have expert guidance.

Here’s some factors to consider:

• Statistics –  Check average list price to sales price ratios and marketing time. Visit a site like  that will let you compare multiple agents’ numbers.
• Reputation – Check Zillow or Yelp for reviews of local agents to see what others have to say.
• Marketing – Online marketing is especially important in today’s digital age. If you Google an agent, what do you find? How do their listings look on their website as well as on sites like Zillow, Trulia, and Most buyers begin their search online and you want an agent who understands how to maximize that opportunity.

If you are thinking of making a move, we’d be happy to schedule a time to discuss your plans and see whether it would be a good fit to work together. In today’s fast-moving real estate market, who you hire does matter.

Questions? We’re happy to help!


About the Author

Shannon Jones has been selling real estate since 1998 and specializes in listing and marketing homes. She has consistently been one of the top Realtors in the Long Beach area. Prior to her award-winning career in real estate with the Shannon jones Team, Shannon has had successful careers in journalism and public relations. She holds a bachelors degree from UC Irvine and a masters degree from UC Berkeley. Shannon holds E-Pro, CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert), and PSC (Pre-Foreclosure Specialist) certifications. Shannon is very personable and maintains a very strong moral compass, always putting the best interest of home buyers/sellers above monetary goals. A California native, Shannon enjoys gardening, travel, reading, cooking and poker when she’s not selling homes MY DESIGNATIONS Lic# 01247705 | CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) | E-Pro | PSC (Pre-Foreclosure Specialist) MY SERVICE AREAS Anaheim Bellflower Buena Park Carson Cerritos Cypress Downey Fountain Valley Garden Grove Huntington Beach La Palma Lakewood Long Beach Los Alamitos Los Angeles County Norwalk Orange County Rossmoor San Pedro Seal Beach Signal Hill South Bay Westminster

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