If you're planning to sell your home, especially during the turbulent time we're living in now, you'll want to hire an excellent listing agent. When choosing an agent, it's perfectly fine to interview potential agents to make sure you choose someone you trust. In addition to speaking with agents, it's a very good idea to read online reviews or ask agents for client testimonials. Here are some of the questions we recommend so you can get an idea of how this agent works and if they would be a good fit.
What is your experience? How many homes, and in what price ranges, did the agent sell in the last year? Are they familiar with your neighborhood and a local expert with insight into home values and buyer preferences? Are they brand new agents or have they spent some time in the field? Will they be comfortable navigating the process if issues arise?
How do you decide a listing price? Understandably, the price you list your home for is very important to you! Making sure your agent is knowledgeable about the local market and will create a custom valuation of your property can mean the difference between a sale and a property that sits on the market.
Will I be working only with you? Will you be working directly with that agent, or is there a team of real estate agents and assistants that will help facilitate the sale of your home? Both scenarios offer benefits and the best option depends on what you're looking for. This is also a good time to ask how you would communicate with them. Is text, email, or calling best? And does that mode of communication work for you?
What is your marketing plan? Confirm that the agent has a thorough marketing plan. Will they just list the property on the MLS? How do they use social media marketing? Do they have unique marketing plans for each property they list?
Ideally, you will choose a real estate agent you trust that has experience selling in your neighborhood and excellent reviews. If you are planning to sell your home, please reach out. We would be honored to answer any questions you may have about buying or selling real estate in Reno-Sparks.
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