Your home is usually your biggest asset and the decision to sell is one that should never be taken lightly. Even though you’ve bought a property before you may never have sold one. Selling a home is quite a different process to buying one and it can be a confusing and stressful time if you’ve never done it before.
One of the most important parts of the process is to appoint an agent that you trust and feel comfortable working with to sell your property and this, in addition to the many other facets of selling a property, can leave you feeling uncertain of where to start.
High on every seller’s list of what they want to know is how much their property is worth and how much it will cost in commission and advertising fees to use an agent to sell their property. While these are definitely important factors, there is a lot more involved in the process and it’s vital for you to understand what your agent will do for you to achieve the best results.
Our advice to you is to never be afraid to ask an agent any question that you feel is important to you. This is essential and should be non-negotiable!
Listed below are ten questions that we feel it’s worth asking the agent to help you decide if they are the best agent for you.
Q1. Is now the right time to sell?
Q2. How long will it take for my house to sell?
Q3. How will you sell my property?
Q4. How does my house present? What can I do to maximise the sale price?
Q5. How will my home be marketed? Who will you aim it at?
Q6. How will you keep me informed?
Q7. How will the highest price be achieved?
Q8. What happens when a buyer looks through my home?
Q9. How long will it take to get my property on the market?
Q10. Why should I sell my property through you?
Of course, there may be other questions and areas that are of importance to you personally and you should ask any questions that come to mind without fear.
Any agent you meet with should be able to answer your questions knowledgeably and confidently. Agents are professionals and experts in their field, which is why you pay them to sell your property after all, and their responses to your questions and concerns should set your mind at ease so you can be confident in their abilities and what they will do for you.
We hope these tips will be helpful to you when you begin to think about selling your property.