If you are trying to sell your home quickly, one of the most important things to consider is choosing the right Realtor in Cape Coral. If you are eager to sell, you may find an agent at an open house or through a friend’s referral. Sometimes it is possible to stumble on a good match this way, but it’s not necessarily the best way to find the right person for you.
To save time, you may also be tempted to just go with the nicest looking ad. But remember – anyone can pay for an ad. You want to base your decision on the personality, professionalism, and specialized skills of the agent you’re interviewing.
Yes, you should “interview” all prospective real estate agents! Selling a home is not only one of the biggest financial transactions you will make in your life, but it is also a life “transition”. The person who earns your business should be knowledgeable about real estate, but should also be able to provide you with a level of comfort and communication that makes you feel at ease and excited about this next step in your life.
During your “interview” with prospective agents, make sure you ask the following questions:
- How many years of experience do you have in the local market?
- What are the current conditions like?
- Have you sold other homes in this price range? How many?
- What is your commitment and availability? (Are they full-time or part-time? Are they available nights and weekends? How long will it be to return phone calls or emails?)
- What is your ability to sell my home quickly?
- What is your plan to market my house?
- Do you see any reasons my house may not sell quickly?
- What are reasonable goals for a timely sale?
Your agent should be honest and up front about reasonable time frames and a listing price that satisfies your needs, but is also competitive in the market.
After the interview is over, take stock of the answers, but also make a note of how your interaction with the agent went. Even during the quickest house sales, you will be spending a lot of time with this person. It sounds like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how many people have complained about agents that simply weren’t a good personality fit for them.
Working with someone that you feel comfortable with will make the experience much more enjoyable. Do you have a sense that the agent is honest and trustworthy? This is absolutely essential! You’ll need your real estate agent to give you honest assessments, explain any complex real estate terms, and develop the smartest sales strategy for your home.
With the right person as your agent, you’ll be much more likely to sell your home quickly.
If you’re searching for a dependable Cape Coral Realtor, I’d would love the opportunity to help you sell your home. Simply call me at (239) 565-7867, hit me up on Facebook, or visit www.AckermanSWFL.com/contact. Not ready to contact me yet? No problem! Download my free eBook to your right to learn more.