I have been interviewed many times by homeowners wanting to sell their homes. I've come across many questions but here are a few that ALL homeowners should ask when speaking to a Realtor during a listing apt.
1. What did the last home you sold in this area go for? Not only will this give you a good idea of the going rate in your neighborhood, but it will also shed some light on how familiar the agent is with your neighborhood and its home values.
2. How will you expose my home…and how will you follow up with leads? A standard part of any good listing presentation will highlight the various ways in which the agent will promote your home online through their own website as well as various real estates portals, such as realtor.com, homes.com, and Zillow. This will give you an idea of not just the quantity of leads you may receive, but the quality of the agent’s follow-up.
3. What’s your opinion on open houses, and how do you make them worthwhile? Many agents believe they’re not worth it, so ask your prospective agent, a. Will you hold an open house on my property?
4. What can I do to help my home sell for a higher price? A good agent will be able to tell you what enhancements would be worth your while in terms of the selling price.
Please call me when considering listing and selling your home.