Finding the right real estate agent to help you sell your home is no easy task. Many of our clients tell us that they struggled with this important question, “Who should I get to sell my house?”.
There is a lot of noise in the real estate market. No one will ever deny that.
Despite this, it is still possible to find great real estate agents who will help you sell your home.
If you are in the market to sell your home, here are a few things you should consider when looking for a real estate agent.
1. Check Their History
The best real estate agents and companies will have no issue talking about their history, their performance, and their expertise.
In fact, if they are good, you can guarantee that they will be bragging about it.
When hunting for an agent, make sure they have experience in your market, and more specifically, in the area that your home is being sold in.
Don’t be afraid to ask them a few questions like:
• Do they know specific attractions or things about your area?
• How many houses they have sold in your area?
• How many listings they are currently managing in total, and how many of them are in your area?
House prices vary across zones in a city and you want to make sure that you get the best value for your home.
2. Discuss Market Numbers
A lot homeowners rush into an agreement with a real estate agent.
Before you agree to work together, take the time to discuss numbers.
You won’t believe how much data real estate companies have on the market. And guess what? Real estate agents are more than happy to talk numbers because if they know their stuff, it will only serve to convince you to work with them.
Take the time to ask about important market data like:
• Average selling price
• Monthly volume
• How long houses stay on the market
• What agents and brokers tend to make the most sales
If a real estate agent is shy about the numbers, that is a clear red flag that you should probably walk away.
3. Talk About Their Plan
There is one more thing to consider if you think you are close to agreeing to work with a real estate agent. Ask them what their plan is.
This is an extremely simple question, but their answer will showcase their process and how they plan to sell your home.
Marketing is a huge part of the real estate industry and you want to work with an agent who is willing to make your house standout. Some examples of this include:
• Passing out postcards advertising your home
• Marketing your house online through paid ads
• Taking professional photos of your home
• Staging your house to make it as attractive as possible
If you like their plan, agree to work with them and prepare to sell your home.
Don’t be afraid of the home selling process. HomeLife White Rock has been a major player in the White Rock real estate market for many years and we continue to help our clients get the best possible deals for their homes.
If you have any questions about selling your home, or would like to discuss selling your home, feel free to contact us today by phone at 604-531-1111.