Real estate sales can be a stressful time, especially if you don't know what to expect. Your first port of call when looking to sell a property will normally be interviewing real estate agents to find the right one to provide effective planning and, ultimately, convert that into real estate sales.
To make the interview process a little easier, it can help to come prepared. We're going to outline some of the things that you should consider before your first real estate agent interview.
Know what to look for in a good real estate agent
There are some characteristics that you are going to want to look out for when deciding on which real estate agent is suited to selling your home. An honest, professional and confident real estate agent is a must, but they should also make you feel confident in their ability to sell your property. Are they discussing marketing strategies and establishing an outline for how they will sell your home? These are all good indicators that you are dealing with a professional real estate agent.
Go into your meeting prepared
You should go into your first real estate agent meeting with as much useful information as possible. Things like current issues with the property, any potential disputes that could cause problems with the sale and any home improvements you have made should all be discussed.
Get into the marketing mindset early on
Marketing your property will go a long way to landing a sale, so try to familiarise yourself with the marketing concepts around real estate sales. Go into your first real estate agent meeting with as much knowledge of real estate marketing as possible so you can ask what they will do to sell your property. This would include things like open houses, using auctions, private sales and advertising your property on certain platforms.
These tips are far from exhaustive, but they are a useful framework to get you on the same page with your real estate agent from an early stage. If you would like to find out more about how to effectively sell your property, speak with our experts at House Estate Agents today.