Be Careful When Choosing a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home

It should be a calculated decision to select the correct real estate agent (realtor) to take care of selling your house.

The person you choose needs to be someone with whom you are comfortable and who you believe has the expertise and trust required to get the outcome you want – the selling of your house.Learn more about us at Place Real Estate Team – Oakwyn Realty-Realtor

After all, one of the biggest transactions most individuals can conduct during their lifetime is purchasing and/or selling a house. It can also be one of the most stressful for the same reasons, so it’s important to pick the right person.

You’re going to deal with this individual very closely, so it’s incredibly important that you trust their ability to sell your house.

As I pointed out in a previous article about pricing your property correctly, in order to protect your listing, some real estate agents would intentionally overstate the value of a house.

Then, they will start the conditioning process when the property fails to sell, proposing that you lower your price to “meet the market” The truth is, they should have told you correctly as to where the market in the first place was sitting.

It looks poor, plain and simple to have your home stay on the market for an extended period of time, then have to drop the price to make a sale.

So how do you choose the right agent for you to sell your home?

Questions to Ask

Ask them lots of questions about their background in the area and their experience of selling your type of home when selecting your agent.

Do they have a big buyer database that they can use to create interest in your home? Maybe they’re part of a chain that can tap into a broad buyer network. You may be able to get a better outcome by employing the services of a nearby boutique agent.

Before deciding, these are all valid questions to answer.

Get acquainted with them

Take your time and ask plenty of questions while choosing an agent. Go along to open up for inspections where someone else is selling a home for sale by the seller.

Go along and behave like you’re a potential customer without identifying who you are. How is the agent handling you? Does the supervisor, after the inspection, follow you up?

If you’re not pleased about how they handle you as a prospective buyer or fail to follow you up, why would you then recruit them to sell your home (and deal with your prospective buyers exactly the same way)?

On the other hand, if the follow-up is courteous and great, they would do the same for your prospective clients and might just be the right agent for you.

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