What To Ask Your Realtor Prior To Selling Your Home

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Has the time come to finally sell your home and now you need professional help in order to get the job done? If so, you likely have some questions for your real estate agent about what they are going to do for you.

How Much Is The Home Worth?

One of the main questions you are going to ask your realtor is how much they think your home is actually worth. While they will likely perform a comparative market analysis and see what similar homes in the area have sold for, it's good to get the realtor's gut reaction about what they think the home will sell for. Just remember that the initial thought about the sale price is not necessarily final, and you can provide feedback as well based on how eager you are to sell your home.

What Is The Marketing Plan?

You want to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible, which is why it is worth asking what the marketing plan is for your home. Hopefully, your realtor will do a bit more than list the home on the MLS, but it's possible that they don't have to. If you are in a seller's market and you want to price the home low to generate a quick sale, an MLS listing may be all you need. A realtor may have ideas for other ways to advertise the home, such as targeting the social media feeds of buyers that are looking for a home in your area. See what their initial reaction is for marketing and if it works for you.

What Work Would Be Done Before Listing?

Your realtor is going to ensure that your home shows its best to potential buyers. That's why it is worth asking what they will want to do before you list your home. For example, they may suggest that you do some home repairs to fix issues that would scare away sellers, perform some cosmetic upgrades that will make your home look more appealing, or declutter your home to make it look more open. Photos will then be taken for the MLS listing, which will require staging your home a bit so that it looks great. 

Want to know what else will be involved to put your home up for sale? Reach out to a realtor in your area to find out more about what they think about selling your home.