You’ve made the decision that it’s time to sell your home, and you’ve even found the perfect real estate agent to guide you through the process. But the questions shouldn’t stop once you’ve signed your listing agreement. It’s important that you and your agent work together so that you stay informed and get the best deal out of your transaction.
Here are seven questions to ask your listing agent, particularly in the initial phases of selling your home.
Can you walk me through the entire home-selling process?
The process of having a home for sale can be a daunting one if it’s the first time you’ve been through the transaction. Familiarize yourself with the entire journey from start to finish by having your agent lay out all the aspects of the timeline.
How should I contact you?
Communication is key to a successful real estate deal, and your agent should be working full time to keep you up to date on the process. If you work with Door.com, our team-based approach makes this aspect a no-brainer as someone will be there to help when you need them.
What list price will get my house sold?
A good real estate agent should accurately price your home, because a price that's too high will most likely increase the number of days it’s on the market. For example, Door.com Agents use proprietary algorithms and local market data to get your home priced right the first time around.
What should I do to sell my home faster?
Your experienced agent should have great tips to help move along the sales process of your home. Listen and follow advice when it comes to renovations, staging your home, open houses, minor repairs and more.
How can we work as a team to sell my home?
While your agent will execute an expert marketing strategy (especially if you’re using a Door Agent!), you should think of the agent-seller relationship as a partnership and work with him or her in aspects such as making your home available for showings and keeping an open mind when it comes to negotiations.
How can I prep my home for showings?
Your agent will devise a game plan for your showings, so you’ll need to know the ins and outs such as preparing your home for its big debut by packing up personal belongings and keeping it clean and ready to go at any time (within reason, of course).
What kind of closing costs can I expect selling my home?
Make sure to prepare yourself for any costs you might run into when closing on an offer. Closing costs will vary depending on factors such as contingencies, but your agent should be able to anticipate what kind of money you’ll need on hand based on the kind of offer the buyer’s agent brings forward.
Since Door.com Agents are the best in the business, working with us means that your team will have all the answers to these questions and more. Contact us today to see for yourself!