When you are preparing to move, there are many details to occupy your attention outside of the process of selling your home.
You should enlist the service of an agent with whom you are most comfortable, and that can make the process less of a burden in your time of a transition.
When considering potential candidates to list your home, consider these questions:
1. Does this agent make me feel comfortable in making decisions, or do they make me feel pressured or anxious?
- You will have many more decisions to make after selecting an agent; why not work with someone who is able to decrease the pressure of making decisions rather than increase it?
2. Does this agent display a high level of attention to detail? Do they seem to know the documents and contracts well or do they just fly through them without explaining anything? Would this agent provide an advantage or disadvantage in contract negotiations?
- There is much at stake in the details of the transaction. Select an agent who will keep track of the dates, signatures, contingencies, communications, etc. so that you can focus on your new home.
3. Does this agent take superior photographs to market your home in the best possible light?
- In this day and age, an agent’s first job when marketing your home is to take many, great pictures, and to get those pictures all over the internet. Ask to see some examples of the agent’s current listings and evaluate if their pictures are compelling and if their listings are easy to locate on the internet.
4. How much is this brokerage going to charge me? Are they going to charge any extra fees on top of their commission?
- William Penn never charges any extra fees above the commission, and if you are being quoted commissions percentages of 6%, 6.5% or 7% plus fees, please review speak with an agent here and see how much you can save.