This is understandable when you consider that you will only buy and sell one or two properties in your lifetime. Your property is probably your biggest asset. So, be cautious whom you choose to sell it; one slip-up from an agent will wipe thousands off your selling price.
Ask the right questions
Many home sellers ask the incorrect questions when they interview a realtor. They ask questions such as for example “How much can you charge?” or “What’s the house worth?”. While these questions are important, they ought to only be asked after the agent has told you what they’ll do for you and how they’ll allow you to get the best price.
This report is your guide to hiring an agent. I’m going to show you how to spot and select the best agent to sell your home. After all, I believe there’s no one better to sell your home when compared to a highly skilled agent. The problem is that highly skilled agents are difficult to find.
WARNING! Don’t accept second best. Too many sellers make the mistake of picking the ‘best of a bad bunch’. You could be better off lacking any agent
Check out your agent
It is a sad fact, but lots of people don’t check-out their agent until once they have signed using them – at that time it’s too late. Once you sign you’re stuck; you could be locked into a ‘minimum 90 day’ contract.
The questions and information in this report offers you the knowledge you must keep the power if you are selling a house. Once you sign you lose your power.
Agents love to say all of them are different but basic research will prove most are the same. It’s the ‘cookie cutter’ approach with regards to selling your house – every property comes the same way.
What to look for when choosing an agent
In 2006 Neil Jenman (my father) was asked to supply a summary of questions, comments, and hints to greatly help home sellers choose a realtor for a Television show he was hosting. He called his set of questions and comments, GUIDE TO GRILLING AGENTS. Over the last few years I have given estate agents the guide to numerous home sellers. This report contains many of the questions and comments in his original guide.
What does a good agent look like?
Most agents will be well dressed, on time, and prepared. But the best real estate agents will be the ones who put your interests first. They will offer solutions that suit you first, not them.
Agents who ask for money to advertise your house should rarely be hired. In the end, if advertising was the only reason your home sold why do you want a real estate agent?
Questions are the answer
Sometimes the answer to 1 good question offers you the confidence it is advisable to hire the best agent to sell your home. Good questions do the hard work for you personally. Before you jump in and start grilling real estate agents, have a step back.
Put your home buyer shoes on. And start with a mystery shop…
Department stores do it, why shouldn’t you? Utilize the ‘process of elimination’ to weed out the poor agents. Why bother interviewing an agent who doesn’t bother to return buyer’s calls? Start with a contact. Approximately half of most buyer enquiry arrives via email.
If you distribute 10 emails to 10 local real estate agents, I can almost guarantee that you will not receive 10 replies. If only 5 reply, you then have just saved yourself needing to interview 5 agents. Include your contact number in your email. Do they call you back? Or do they just email a typical response? An agent who follows up with a call includes a much better chance of ‘closing a sale’ than an agent who sends a standard reply.