In this day and age, one can easily get educated about selling your home by looking for information online, on your sofa and in your pyjamas. Yet there are still many aspects of the process that are best communicated one to one.
Here’s a list of questions that will assist when you start the process of listing your home for sale.
1. Do you have a list of service providers I’ll need to get me through this process to maximise my profit? Eg: Mortgage broker, painter, gardener, maintenance people, stylist, photographer?
2. What are the negatives of my home? What will stop buyers from buying in other words? What additional features do competing properties have? These questions will help you ascertain if an agent has difficulty in conveying the tough stuff that you need to know in order to sell your home. His/her answer to this question will help you discover if you’ve chosen a seasoned agent or not.
3. Can you give me two instances where you listed a home and it didn’t sell? The answer to this question will give you a good feel for the agent’s commitment to communication.
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