The average agent in Centre County, Pennsylvania, sells eight homes a year. At Kissinger Bigatel & Brower Realtors in State College, Centre County — an area with a population of 100,000 and the home of Penn State University — individual agents at the business sell around 20 homes a year, and that is considered respectable. KBB partner Peter Chiarkas and his teammates, Laurel Cardillo and Krissy Bonson, on the other hand, will be selling around 135 houses as a team this year.
Even if the housing market you’re trying to sell in is pretty hot, getting the word out about a property can be tough. Listing websites can get cluttered with dozens of listings in a neighborhood — many of which are paid promotions — and unless your house stands out, it can easily get lost in the fuss.