Questions you should ask an agent when looking to sell

Choosing a real estate agent to sell your home can be confusing and overwhelming. You want an agent that will be right for you and your circumstances to guide you through your selling journey and help you achieve the best price possible.

If you are considering selling your home in 2019, and are wondering where to start when engaging the services of a real estate agent to assist you, this video will provide you with six questions that you should ask an agent, and what they should be able to tell you.

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Question 1 – How long will it take to sell my home?

A great real estate agent should be able to give you a rough estimate on how long it will take for you to sell your home. This information should be based on what other sales have occurred in your area as well as what the agent has been able to achieve in the past.

Question 2 – How much will my home sell for?

The agent should be able to give you a rough idea of what your home is worth. Make sure that amount is justified by other sales that have occurred in your area of similar homes. Do some of your own research to find out what the state of the current market, and the value of property in your area that are comparable to yours. Pricing your home to sell correctly will ensure that your property does sit on the market too long.

Question 3 – How can I maximise the value of my home?

With many properties currently on the market for sale, ensuring that your property stands out and looks its best will help you to achieve the asking price of your property when selling your home. The agent should provide you with tips on how to maximize the value of your home. That feature wall that you did 15 years ago might not be appealing to current buyers today. Some simple design tips when selling a home can really help to maximize your sale price.

Question 4 – What is involved in the real estate selling process?

The agent should be able to sit down with you and take the time to explain what is involved in the real estate selling process, so that you are fully aware, and there are there are no surprises along the way. The agent should be able to answer all your questions, allowing you to trust them to guide along this selling journey.

Question 5 – What marketing will you do for my property?

Over the years, there has been many changes when marketing your home for sale. Advanced technology has seen the emergence of online platforms which allows for easy access to video promotions allowing your property to be advertised in a sophisticated and detailed manner.

The agent should love real estate marketing and know what avenues you should use to maximize your exposure to the market. This is the only way you are going to get the right buyers to your home which can help maximize your price.

Question 6 – What costs are involved when selling my property?

An agent needs to be able to clearly articulate the costs associated with selling. Some of these costs will include the agent’s commission including GST, likely marketing costs, solicitors or conveyancing fees and removalists.

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I hope that has helped you today, but if you have any questions whatsoever I’d love to talk to you. My number is 0426 264 771 and I look forward to talking to you soon.

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