As a real estate agent, putting your client’s best interest above all else is crucial. Whether it be advocating on their behalf to secure them the best deal or making sure they get the most out of their sale – it’s important to make sure you have done all you can to ensure all of their bases have been covered.
However, no matter how thoroughly you have looked at a home, the chances of something slipping through the cracks if a client isn’t familiar with what you might need from them will always be present (even if we try our best to make sure they’re as slim as possible)! To get the best possible outcome when relocating, it’s key to think about what you want and what you need from your realtor. And if you’re not quite sure what that is – don’t worry. Here is what you need to know.
- What is a realistic price point?
A home has a lot of sentimental value to most people, and oftentimes you may have also put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into both personalizing and improving your home.
Sometimes this sentimentality can get in the way however, it can be hard not to tack on an unrealistic price tag when you’re looking at it from the inside – this is why it’s important to ask for your realtor’s opinion and to trust it.
Ask what improvements will actually help the price go up and make sure you don’t let your personal feelings get in the way of what could be a great sale.
- How are you going to market this property?
Any good realtor will know that when it comes to selling a home, marketing is key. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, your agent should be able to answer most of your questions.
Enquire about the types of sites they’re going to use and when they expect to get a sale. Remember, there is no such thing as a silly question.
- What is needed to make my home sell?
If your home has been on the market for a while but you’re still not getting any offers, or you just want to give it the best chance from the jump – ask what you need to do to make that happen. Does it need a good clean? Are any repairs needed? Any updates? Any posters that should be taken down before viewings?
Get an inspection before an appraisal and make sure you’re clear on what you can do to move the sale along.
- How can I prepare for the move?
When all your ducks are in a row in relation to the selling of your home, it’s time to start thinking about the move itself.
It never hurts to be prepared even if you haven’t received any offers yet – reach out to a moving company like Bellhops about costs and availability to make sure your move is as stress-free as it can be.
Once you feel certain that you have taken care of everything you can relax with the knowledge that you have done your due diligence and secured the best possible deal. However, if you’re still unsure about any aspect of your move or what you need to prepare, get in touch!
-Guest blog written by, Micheal Brennan. Bellhops is not affiliated with/ is not endorsed by Worth Clark Realty.