Selling your home is a complicated process, and you must receive support from professionals. You need to hire an estate agent, but not all estate agents are the same. An estate agent who is perfect for a friend or colleague may be unsuitable for you.
Ideally, you should have an idea of what you need from an agent. Aspects like your preferred method of communication and what services you receive are integral to your decision. Once you know what you need from an estate agent, you can make a more informed decision on how to evaluate estate agents.
You also want to define how much you can afford to pay for an estate agent. There is no blanket fee for estate agent services. Some agents charge upfront, and others charge on a “no sale, no fee” basis. Make sure you know what you need to get for your money, how much you can afford and when you can afford to pay by. When you have this information, you can create a list of suitable estate agents.
Get help from a local expert when selling your home
We believe we can provide you with everything you need when selling your home. However, we take great comfort in the fact that our clients come to this decision after evaluating their options. Here are some leading questions you should ask your estate agent:
· Do you have any experience of selling similar homes in the local area?
· What value would you be willing to place on my property?
· Are there home improvements you recommend to improve the value of my home?
· What hours do you open?
· How do you communicate with clients?
· Do you conduct viewings?
· Do you have a preferred time to conduct viewings?
· Where will you list my property?
· Can you offer guidance on how I should stage my home?
· Do you have a list of preferred professionals I should call on for further support?
These questions cover a broad range of topics and will help you form an opinion on whether an estate agent is suitable for you. You don’t need to become best friends with your estate agent, but it is helpful to develop a close working relationship.
Take some of the stress out of selling your home
Selling your home is stressful, so it helps to have an estate agent you trust and rely on. Meeting your estate agent in person and discussing options with them is recommended before you commit to the sales process.
At Hunters Camberwell, we appreciate you have a significant decision to make. The services provided by your estate agent influences how easy it is to sell your home. We are here to help, and if you would like to arrange an appointment to discuss the sale, please get in touch.
Also, we offer property valuation services, so if you would like to arrange a valuation for your home, we can take care of this.
If you want to sell your home, having the best estate agent helps. At Hunters Camberwell, we look forward to assisting you to sell your house.