Questions You Need to Ask Your Real Estate Agent Before Selling Your Home

When you’ve decided to sell your house and you’re too overwhelmed with the whole selling process, you should hire an agent. The Real Estate agent should be able to take most of the load off your plate especially the necessary paperwork and legal procedures. It’s also their job to help you get the best offer from interested buyers.  

On paper, that’s what they should do but you know that it’s often far from reality. You’ve heard of horror stories that happened to someone you know and you don’t want that same thing to happen to you. So, how are you going to know you’re hiring the right agent? Here are some questions you need to ask your Real Estate Agent before selling your Home. 

Can you tell me more about your track record? 

By asking them to tell you more about their track record, you get to see the bigger picture about their work experience, the shortest and longest time they closed a deal for a client, or how many of their previous clients would like to work with them again in the future. 

How much will I get to sell my house for?  

The answer to this question should let you know if it’s a good time to sell your house or not. If you’ve done your part and have a rough estimate of how much your house costs and the agent’s answer is in close proximity, you’ll know his reasons why he came up with that number.  

Will you work in this price range? 

Some top agents are picky in choosing clients with a limited budget. By asking the agent upfront how much he is willing to earn from working with you should let you know if he’s still willing to work with you or not. 

How will you try to market and sell my house? 

You would want to know how they will plan to try and sell your house. What they will do in case it takes longer than expected to sell your house. This should help you assess if they’re worth it. 

What needs to be done to make my house more appealing? 

Get his expert opinion on what you need to do in order to make interested buyers say “wow”. First impressions are very important and by knowing what he has to share should make it on top of your priority list in preparing to sell your house.  

How will we communicate with each other? 

This is an important question and you should not hesitate to ask this one. The lines of communication will help you work harmoniously and build trust in your working relationship. This will also set the boundaries from which both parties must adhere to.