Moving house can be a daunting experience. There’s an awful lot to consider, from deciding on where to live to the stressful process of selling your own house.
There’s a lot to get right, from price to packers and of course the realtor you choose to help sell your home.
In this blog we take a look at some things your realtor can do for you to make the move easier and how to find one that will take care of your house sale.
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Know the Difference
You’re looking for a realtor over a real estate agent and here’s why. To classify yourself as a realtor you need to be properly trained and certified. When you choose a realtor, you’re choosing someone who belongs to an accredited community of professionals and this peace of mind is crucial when it comes to selling your home.
Your realtor is also more likely to have access to more information on house sales in your area and know the market better.
Go By Reputation
There are probably several big name real estate offices in your area but you’re looking to find a specific realtor who has a stellar reputation. Ask friends and family who they used and if they would recommend them. At the very least you’ll be able to rule out those who don’t fit the bill.
Once you’ve found a name who comes highly recommended, do a little online research. Take a look at their online profile and see how they come across in their professional outline and then make an appointment to meet them.
When you do meet up with your potential realtor you’re looking for them to find you a unique plan to sell your home.
You’ll be checking to see that they pay attention to detail when you set out your preferred time scale and potential sale price and that they pick out the unique aspects of your home that will form the main selling points.
If you do feel that your home is being undervalued then there’s no harm in getting a second opinion on price.
Avoid dual agents. These are realtors who work on behalf of the seller and the buyer. While their role is to remain impartial, you’re looking to appoint someone who is very much on your side and whose commission relies on getting you and only you, the very best sale price for your property.
Choosing the right realtor and having them do the marketing work for you, will help to reduce the stress load in what is arguably one of the most stressful times in your life.
This will then leave you free to begin the important work of finding your next home and of course beginning the grueling job of packing up all those boxes.
Choose someone professionally qualified, someone who’s great at communicating in real life as well as on paper and someone who is very much willing to work hard to get your sale through at the very best price they can.