13 August 2019

Questions To Ask Your Estate Agent

Posted by: IanWatson

If you are keen to sell your home, it is best to get help from experts. There is a lot to be said for choosing a local estate agent. Local knowledge plays a significant role in selling homes, and you want help from a professional who can promote the benefits of your area and community to buyers.

There are many estate agents to choose from in the local area, but not all agents are the same. At Mitchells Estate Agents, we are more than happy to help you sell your home. However, we want you to feel confident. You should research your options, and if you need assistance with questions to ask your estate agent, we are here to guide you.

Some critical questions you should ask your agent include:

1.     How long do you think it will take to sell my home?

2.     Do you have similar homes on the market right now?

3.     Where will my home be listed?

4.     What is the valuation of my home?

A dependable agent will provide you with a quick answer, but more importantly, they will give you a detailed explanation. Estate agents should be able to explain their actions to vendors. Some vendors prefer to know as little about the process as possible, but many want to be fully informed.

Given the importance of a property deal, and the amount of money involved, it is natural vendors want to find a professional who offers clear advice and guidance.

Agents should give you detailed answers

A dependable agent won’t give you a guaranteed time for the sale to conclude, but they can offer an expected timeline. Unexpected events can cause problems when selling your home. However, an experienced agent knows the pitfalls, and they should be able to minimise the likelihood of delays.

It is helpful for vendors to know if an agent has experience in selling their type of home. If an agent has sold many homes like yours, it stands to reason they can sell yours. However, if an agent says there are many homes like yours available now, you should have follow-up questions for them.

If there are many similar homes available on the market, it may indicate a difficulty in selling these properties. There could an abundant supply of similar homes, or the demand from buyers may not be present. When it comes to selling your home quickly, you need an agent who knows what is going on in the local market.

You also want confirmation on where your home will be listed. While you don’t need your house to be listed on every property portal to sell it, you want to be found where prospective buyers are looking.

You need an accurate valuation

It is also critical you have an accurate valuation placed on your property. If the value is too low, you will lose money if you sell at this price. If the value is too high, you may not attract interest from likely buyers. Therefore, you need to partner with an agent who’ll accurately value your home.

If you’re looking to sell your home, we are here to assist you any way that we can. Get in touch with Mitchells Estate Agents, and we’ll do our best to support you.

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