Selling a Home in Cable, WI?
What to Ask to Find the Right Sellers Agent
Selecting a real estate agent to sell your home should be done with care. For most people, their home is their single most valuable asset. It is important to select an agent who you trust to represent your best interests and effectively market your home to ensure it sells for the most money possible. Before choosing an agent, you should review the qualifications and experience of several agents, as well as interview them in person.
Here are some basic questions you should ask an agent.
9 Questions to Ask a Sellers Agent Before You Sign
1. How long have they been licensed as a real estate agent?
Experience is not always necessary but it can help avoid pitfalls and lead to a successful transaction.
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2. Are they a full-time or part-time agent? Do they have another career?
Availability and communication are essential when selling your property. You don’t want to work with an agent who’s often tied-up with a second job.
3. How and when can you expect to reach them? Will they provide written reports?
You want to know what’s going on when your home’s on the market! Keeping you up-to-date and in the loop on the status of your home are crucial. Find out how often the agent will provide updates—whether your home’s a hot listing or the market is dead-quiet. It’s also good to know how they’ll communicate. A good agent will work with whatever form of communication is best for you—whether that’s phone, email, or text.
4. Have they recently listed or sold homes similar to yours?
Choose an agent who is familiar with your marketplace and regularly sell property in your particular area. They’ll know how to most effectively price and market your home.
5. Will they complete a comparative market analysis?
A good agent knows that the listing price of a home depends not only on its value, but also on the status of the local market. It’s important to compare recently-sold homes similar to yours to get a good idea of what a realistic asking price would be.
6. How do they intend to market your home?
Sticking a sign in the yard or an ad in the newspaper won’t cut it! A good agent will have an aggressive marketing strategy that includes advanced technological marketing—such as online listings, social media ads, email marketing, and even custom web pages.
7. Are they part of the local Multiple Listing Service?
Multiple Listing Services are cooperative information networks of REALTORS® that provide descriptions of most of the houses for sale in a particular region.
What is their average market time vs. the market? How about list price to sales price vs. the market?
This relates to how long it takes to sell a home, and the actual price the home sells for. Good agents will have lower average market times (home sells faster) and higher percentage ratios (home sells for more money).
9. Don’t forget personality and overall trustworthiness.
A Realtor might have outstanding credentials and experience—but if you just don’t feel they’ll take the time to understand your needs and take care of you as a person, not just a client, then they’re not the right agent. It’s important to work with an agent you like, trust, and believe will work hard with you and for you.
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