Save yourself from suffering a variety of headaches during the sale of your house. A lack of knowledge and preparation can cost you money and cause delays. Find the right real estate agent to sell your home, and you’ll be on your way to a successful closing.
- Where should I look?
- My sister is a real estate agent. Can’t I just have her help me?
- What kind of real estate agent do I choose?
- I found one I like. What now?
- I called several times, but they haven’t returned my call. Should I call again?
- They promised to sell my house in 3 days. Isn’t that awesome?
- Once I find an agent, I just let them handle everything?
- What if I decide they don’t meet my needs?
Where should I look?
My sister is a real estate agent. Can’t I just have her help me?
While you want to check with friends and family members to learn more about real estate agents in the area, it’s a good idea to find a real estate agent with no personal connection. There are times when the home selling process is stressful for personal relationships. It’s not easy to move past such issues if something goes wrong. Choose a qualified real estate agent with no personal ties.
What kind of real estate agent do I choose?
Find a real estate agent who specializes in selling your style of home. Selling a waterfront home has unique points that an agent who specializes in waterfront properties will understand. If you’re selling a luxury home, choose an agent with experience selling luxury properties. You want an agent who is a local expert with strong negotiation skills. They should understand and meet your communication expectations.
I found one I like. What now?
Set up an interview with the real estate agent who caught your eye. Selling your house is an important transaction that centers around one of your largest investments. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. It’s a good idea to make a list of questions ahead of time to take with you to the interview. Ask about their sales experience, how long their homes are typically on the market, and how well they know the local community. Ask about their marketing plan for your home.
I called several times, but they haven’t returned my call. Should I call again?
Their lack of response to your calls gives you a glimpse into their methods of dealing with clients. Move on to the next real estate agent on your list. Their method of communication should be reliable and meet your expectations. If you prefer getting weekly updates or would rather meet in person, be clear about what you need to feel comfortable.
They promised to sell my house in 3 days. Isn’t that awesome?
While it does sound incredible, it’s probably not realistic. Be cautious when it comes to big promises without facts to back up the claims. Choose an agent who operates from a place of integrity and is straightforward with you about pros and cons.
Once I find an agent, I just let them handle everything?
Having a real estate agent on your side allows you to breathe easier during the home selling process. They offer valuable advice and work on your behalf when it comes to marketing and negotiating. It’s nice to have someone to lean on, but you are always responsible for making final decisions. They will keep you informed throughout the process.
What if I decide they don’t meet my needs?
Understand the exit procedure for ending the contract in case something doesn’t go as expected and you feel the need to move on to another real estate agent.
Your real estate agent is the best source of information about the local community and real estate topics. Give the Debbie Hauert Group a call today at 321-303-9179 to learn more about local areas, discuss selling a house, or tour available homes for sale.