Selling a home is a major step and it's one that can have a big impact on your finances and overall life. After all, unless your home sells fairly quickly and at a fair price, you may be unable to buy the new home you have in mind or move to a new city. It's crucial to trust the selling of your home to a real estate agent who is a true expert. Instead of just hiring the first real estate agent you speak to, follow these tips:
They Can Back Up Their Suggested Listing Price
When interviewing potential selling agents, don't be automatically swayed by the agent who says they will list your home for a higher price than the other agents. Instead, focus on agents who provide logical reasons for their suggested listing price. They should be able to speak confidently about the market value of your home as well as show you comparable sales in your area.
After all, it doesn't do you any good to set your home's sale price at an unrealistically high number. If you do this, chances are you will have to lower the price anyway.
They Are Highly Organized and Reliable
When selling your home, you need a real estate agent who replies quickly, is highly organized, and is consistent and reliable. After all, selling your home requires an agent who will reply promptly to prospective buyers or their agents, and who will also be available for you when you need them.
When setting up a consultation appointment, they should be easy to get ahold of and schedule with. If they aren't responsive and on top of details while trying to win your business, they will likely be even less reliable once they are actually working with you.
Their Marketing Plan Is Robust
Finally, you should only hire a real estate agent to sell your home if they present you with a modern, robust, and thorough plan for marketing it. They should have photographers and home stagers in mind to present your home in the best possible light. They should be ready to submit the listing to all major real estate websites in a timely manner. In addition, they should have a plan for other marketing collateral, such as yard signs and mailers.
Choosing your real estate agent is a major decision but the tips in this blog post should help guide you.
Contact a local real estate agent to learn more.