Ask these four questions to zero in on a Realtor who’s right for you.
Listing your home for sale can be an overwhelming process, and choosing the right real estate agent can make all the difference. When selecting a Realtor to help you sell your home, it’s important to ask the right questions to ensure you find the best fit for your needs. Here are four questions to ask your Realtor when preparing to list your home:
1. What is your marketing plan? One of the most important things to ask your Realtor is about their marketing plan for your home. Are they simply going to list your home on the MLS and hope for the best? Or do they have a specific plan in place to ensure your home sells for the highest amount of money and within your desired timeframe? A good Realtor should be able to clearly articulate their marketing plan and provide you with a timeline of when and how they plan to promote your property.
2. What is your experience selling listings? It’s important to know if your Realtor has experience selling listings. A buyer’s agent has a different skill set than a listing agent, and you want to make sure your Realtor is skilled at marketing your property to potential buyers. Ask your Realtor about their experience selling listings, and if possible, ask for references from past clients.
“Choosing the right real estate agent can make all the difference.”
3. How many homes have you sold? The number of homes a Realtor has sold can be a good indication of their experience and success in the field. While years of experience are important, the number of homes sold is a better indicator of how active and successful the Realtor is in the current market. A Realtor who has sold a lot of homes tends to have a larger network of potential buyers and may be better equipped to get your home sold quickly.
4. Do you connect with them? While not exactly a question to ask, it’s essential to have a good rapport with your Realtor. You want to work with someone you feel comfortable communicating with and who understands your needs and preferences. Take the time to meet with your potential Realtor in person and ask yourself if you feel comfortable working with them. If you don’t feel a connection, it may be time to keep looking for a Realtor who is a better fit.
If you have any questions, please reach out to me and my real estate team. We are happy to help!