Thinking of Selling in Spring? Here Are Five Questions to Ask an Estate Agent

Selling in spring EACC 180224If you’re mulling over a move this spring, there are several key decisions to make.

Choosing the right estate agent to sell your home is one of the most important.

To help you make an informed decision, here are five important questions to ask any estate agent:

1. What process do you use to value my home accurately?

How an agent values your property reveals their market knowledge and commitment to getting you the best possible price. An experienced agent should provide a comprehensive valuation, considering recent sales in your area, current market trends and your home’s unique features.

2. Will I have a dedicated point of contact if I decide to use your services?

Consistent communication is key. Ensure you have a dedicated point of contact who understands your situation and can provide regular updates.  Question their knowledge, be sure they understand the market fully.

3. How do you ensure the correct type of potential buyers view my home?

This includes their strategy for advertising, conducting viewings and leveraging their network. Check opening hours, don’t miss out on potential viewings because the estate agents closes early or is closed on a Sunday.

4. How long are your contracts? And what are the notice periods?

Make sure you understand the terms of your agreement with the estate agent. It should include the length of the contract and any notice periods, providing clarity and avoiding potential misunderstandings or contractual issues later on. Check if the agent charges up-front fees for photos, videos, floorplans or AML checks?

5. How often will I receive updates from you while my property is on the market?

Regular updates on your property’s status on the market, feedback from viewings and marketing efforts are essential for a transparent selling process. This question helps gauge the agent’s commitment to keeping you informed throughout your selling journey.

In a nutshell

Don’t be afraid to ask these or other questions – you’re selling your biggest tax-free asset, after all.

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