The average person only sells a few homes throughout their lifetime, and it can be an intimidating process. This is why it is important to hire a Realtor who you can trust to get the job done well and get the job done right.
Choosing the right Realtor to sell your home is a very important step of the home selling process, this person will be responsible for listing, marketing, pricing, and negotiating the sale of your property.
Your home is likely the biggest investment you will ever make, so you have the right to be choosy when it comes to hiring a Realtor, knowing the right questions to ask will make that decision even easier.
1. Can I see your references?
a. A Realtor or team should always be able to provide you with a list of past clients who you can contact to learn about their experience working with them in the past. You can ask their past clients about their communication skills, negotiating techniques, marketing expertise, and level of satisfaction during the transaction.
b. You can also be sure to look on their social media page & google for reviews from past and present clients
2. Can I have a CMA for the area?
a. Your agent should be able to give you a break down of the market activity in your immediate area/neighborhood on what homes are listing and selling for in recent months.
b. Keller Williams agents, such as The Exceptional Home Team, have exclusive access to market snapshot and insights specific to each neighborhood that they can share with you.
3. What will your team do to market my home?
a. One of the biggest advantages you have with working with a Realtor is their access to resources for marketing your home that you don’t have access to yourself.
b. A Realtor and their team should bring a lot of value with a comprehensive marketing plan, make sure to learn the details.
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4. What experience do you and your team have?
a. This is much more than merely how long have they been in business. Ask to see their numbers including total sales, % of list price to the sale price, average days on market and more. Compare these numbers to the industry average to see if they truly go above and beyond.
5. How will you keep me informed?
a. Communication is key, and during your transaction, you will want to trust that you can get a hold of your agent and their team when you need them and that they will keep you updated throughout the process.
b. Ask what you can expect when it comes to regular communication and how the agent and their team will keep you informed during the process.
The Exceptional Home Team is the best source of information about the local community and real estate topics. Give us a call today at 612-250-2335 to learn more about local areas, discuss selling a house, or tour available homes for sale.