Employ A Single Selling Agent
You can look for a selling agent to assist you in selling off your property. One good idea would be to do some homework prior to interviewing potential agents if you want a really efficient real estate agent. Follow the information below and look for the agent who would assist you in selling off your property.
Check out real estate firms
- Whose website or advertisement do you think is more interesting?
- Mark the firms that feature virtual tours on their website.
- Do you want to ask for an appointment after reading or listening to the house description?
- The agency you went to, did they offer you many pictures of the property? Were the pictures good in quality?
- Find out the firms that advertise in various publications.
- Did you find the firm’s website conveniently when you looked for sale of properties in your city?
- The agency that you are thinking of going to, do they have an online MLS search tool to assist potential buyers to look for properties?
- Ask people you know to refer agents to you. Did they hire an agent before whose work was satisfactory?
After having a list of agents’ names or the names of the agencies, contact them for an appointment in order to know more about the services and facilities that they offer. Check from them whether they agree to do free CMA or comparative market analysis (a procedure that compares your property with those similar to that has been sold in the recent times). Sellers can set the listing prices by making use of this tool.
Interview of agents
- Find out from the agents what type of marketing techniques they would use to sell your property. This should include print on the personal homepage and different other forms of advertisements. If you have researched then you will know about it.
- Is the agent going to utilize his website to market your property through virtual tours?
- Is the agent going to put your property in MLS (Multiple Listing Service) instantly? If you make your property available to many affiliated agents then you will stand to again.
- Search whether the firm belongs to more than one MLS. There are some locations where making multiple memberships is necessary.
- What is the rate of commission? Is it more or less the same like other firms that provide the same facilities?
- Check from them the period they will list you with them. Always remember that you can negotiate the time period.
- How long is it going to take to sell a property in your location? What is the standard time of the firm?
- For how many years is the potential agent given the license to sell real estate properties?
- What is the ratio of sale of the agent’s listing at the time of the initial listing contract period?
- Feedback from the purchaser is a vital tool. The agent may not be good if all the buyers give you negative comments. You can look forward to to get buyer feedback every week or twice a month for all the showing. Should the comments be in written form?
- Is there going to be open house for the buyers or real estate agents? In what ways are the showings managed? If someone is coming to check the house then will you be informed in advanced? It is possible for you to limit the showings to certain times or days in a week. However, this will reduce the number of showings for your home.
- In case you have pets, be certain that the agent create a plan to guarantee their safety. Incase you have a dog that bites then you will have to think of the safety of the buyers also.
Expenses to see the property:
Speak to your agent and ask him to provide an estimate of the cost that will be incurred to sell the property.
- Real estate commission.
- Experts’ fees such as attorney’s fee.
- Other expenditures of the seller.
If you feel that you should be asking certain questions prior to the appointment of the agent then do not hesitate to ask. However, you should trust your instincts to tell you whether the agent is good or not.