You are looking to sell and don't know where to start?
The first step is to interview a real estate agent. Ideally, you shouldn't stop with just one. If you interview three or more real estate agents, you’ll be able to compare them more effectively. Choose someone who you feel comfortable with and feel they have listened to your needs, have shown the most interest in you and your property and answered all of your relevant questions professionally.
What do you need to know before you invite an agent into your home? While they are experts in their field, you do need to know how best to compare agents and have some questions prepared to ask them. Your questions should be tailored to your property and personal circumstances.
Examples of questions you may want to ask your potential agent whilst interviewing:
How long have you been a real estate agent?
Similar properties sold in the last 6 months?
What is the sentiment in the market for properties like mine?
How would they see you as different to other agents in the area? What would your past clients say?
What would you emphasise in selling my house? / What is your sales pitch for this property?
What type of sale process do you recommend and why?
What marketing and advertising plan do you recommend as part of that process?
Using that sales method and marketing plan, what sale price do you think is achievable?
How long would you expect my property to be on the market before getting offers in that price range?
What commission do you charge?