5 Questions to Ask Your Listing Agent

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Preparing to sell your home? If so, then it will be wise to work with a licensed Realtor throughout the process. A Realtor will be able to help you navigate the often-complex process of selling your home, as well as save you a great deal of time and stress. Before you hire a Realtor to list and sell your house, however, there are several important questions worth asking.

How Long Have You Been Selling Residential Real Estate?

Ideally, you’ll want to work with a Realtor who has at least three years of experience in residential real estate sales. It’s also best to work with a Realtor who has sold homes in your area, or who has sold homes similar to yours to ensure they are up-to-date on the local market. Of course, be sure to inquire about formal training and make sure your realtor has any necessary certifications.

How Long is Your Average Home on the Market?

The amount of time it takes between listing your home and closing on it will vary depending on the current real estate market. Still, any trusted Realtor should be able to give you an average of how long his or her homes typically take from listing until closing on escrow. This can help to give you a better idea of current market conditions and how long it will take to sell your home.

How Much Do You Think My Home Will Sell For?

A Realtor will likely need to see your home for him or herself before making a recommendation, but any experienced Realtor should be able to tour your home and give you a ballpark estimate on how much money he or she thinks it should sell for based on the current market. This figure is known as a comparable market analysis (CMA) and can be extremely useful for your financial planning purposes.

How Can I Make My Home More Marketable?

Small upgrades can make all the difference in your home’s appeal to buyers, so ask a Realtor for recommendations. Whether it be updating a few lighting fixtures or making a few repairs around the house, Realtors tend to know what updates will deliver the best return on investment.

How Will You Market My Home?

Of course, you’ll want to know exactly how a Realtor plans on marketing your home, both in-person and online. Will they promote your listing through advertising? Will they bring in a professional photographer to take pictures of your home? Always find out a Realtor’s specific marketing plan before moving forward.

If you’re looking for assistance in selling your home in the Greenville area, Parker Group is here to help. Each of our agents are members of the National Association of Realtors and has extensive knowledge of the Greenville area. Whether you are looking to buy, sell, or invest in real estate, we will work to ensure a seamless transaction.

Ready to get started or have any questions? Contact our team today.

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