Finding the right agent to sell your home can be an overwhelming job. You want to be sure the person you enlist to be the representing seller is going to do the best job for you. It doesn’t always mean that “the best” agent in your area should be your agent. You just need to find the one for you.
Once you’ve made the decision to sell your beloved home, you’ll be researching like crazy to find the perfect agent to help you make that sale.
Here are a few tips to put you on the right track…
Research – Start with an agency. Stalk their website and social media pages. Get a feel for their style, promotion and selling techniques. Sign up for their newsletters and see which one you feel suits you better.
Local – make sure an agent is very familiar with your local area. Drive around your suburb and see if their name or company is well represented in your area. Make sure the agent you choose knows a lot about other properties in your suburb too. These may be competition to your sale and not knowing enough about your suburb may hinder your end price.
Visit open houses – a good way to get a feel for an agent is to attend their current open houses. Get to know how they talk to people, potential buyers, their demeanor. Did they follow up with you after the open house?
Discussion – do you feel comfortable discussing your needs and wants with the agent? After all, it’s your precious money and you need to be on the same page. Make sure your communication feels open and honest. You need to have the confidence to be able to negotiate price without feeling stressed.
Results – Look at the agent’s previous results. Seek out their recently sold properties and ask them for a list of sale prices and time on market.
Agents are an important part of the selling process. They add unique insights and experiences and they can help with the level of stress you might feel throughout the selling process. Unless you already know a real estate agent, then choosing a stranger to sell your home takes a lot of guts and background research.
Good luck. ♥ KC.