Selling your home is a significant event that requires smart planning. Working with a real estate professional who is experienced and trustworthy is the most effective and profitable way to sell or buy a home. Many individuals interview any potential real estate agent they are thinking of hiring. Here are four essential questions you should ask.
What Are Your Credentials?
Think of this as a job interview. You’d want to know that an employee had the necessary skills before you hired him or her, and the same goes for a real estate agent. Your broker ought to be experienced, professional and trustworthy and, in my opinion, they should:
•Have a website where you can view their work
•Maintain a license in good standing
•Have successfully sold homes in your area in the past
•Work as a full-time real estate agent
•Possess references you can contact
•Be educated above and beyond the minimum license requirements.
Will You Stage My Home?
Home staging is the process of getting a home ready to sell. It usually includes decluttering, rearranging furniture and adding special touches.
I recommend most sellers to stage their home. Staging means the homes looks appealing to the majority of potential buyers. Real estate agents who provide staging services—including furniture and accessories— are better equipped to portray your property in the best possible light. They also understand which improvements contribute to heightened sale prices and less time on the market.
How Will You Market My Property?
Staging isn’t the only essential aspect of preparing a home for sale. These days, your real estate agent should have a marketing plan that reaches out to online buyers.
Methods vary, but many effective advertising plans incorporate professional photos and walk-through videos, intelligent write-ups and open houses. Remember that you’re not simply looking for an agent who produces all of these materials but rather one who uses them effectively to create a polished representation of your home.
Can You Walk Me Through the Listing and Selling Process?
One solid test of a real estate agent’s knowledge is whether they can explain what goes into selling your home. Asking for this clarification is also a great way to remove some of the mystery and increase your own confidence.
Learn more about the process of selling your home by contacting Sam McDadi Real Estate today at 905-502-1500.