Choosing a real estate agent can be a confronting and difficult exercise though you would generally choose the same agent to appraise your property as you would to sell or rent it. This is where RealConnect can make your job so much easier, by sending you multiple proposals from local real estate agents which you will receive by email. You can then compare the services & fees of each agency, and then make the decision which agent you would like to visit your property for your home appraisal.
- What are their credentials?
- Does their proposal meet your needs?
- What is their sales history?
- Are they personable?
- Do they understand your area?
- Do they have knowledge of the price bracket that you are in?
- Is their marketing plan and fees inline with the market?
- What is their valuation for your property? Is it achievable?
- Ask questions, check the fine print and read the contract!
While every seller or landlord wants to achieve the best possible price for their home with the lowest in fees, highest and lowest is not always the best. Don’t choose an agent purely because they are offering the highest valuation for your property. Ask them to quantify that valuation and make sure that it is a realistic one.
Conversely, don’t choose an agent purely because they are offering the lowest in fees as this may reflect in the amount of time that they spend marketing your property. Balance is the key – ask lots of questions so you know exactly what services for fees your agents are offering. If your property price is too high, it may sit on the market and go stale, but if you set your price too low, you may be missing out on potential profit. Comparing property sales in your area, will help you determine whether or not your sale price is realistic.
Determine a price that you are willing to accept, and you believe someone is willing to pay, and then maybe add a margin for negotiation.
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