Selling Your Home

Are you thinking of selling your home? If so, it's important to ask your real estate agent some questions before you get started. This will help ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible and that you are happy with the results. In this blog post, we will discuss three questions that you should ask your agent before putting your home on the market.

Experience

The first question you should ask is about their experience. How long have they been working as a real estate agent? Do they have experience selling homes in your area? Your agent's experience is important for a few reasons. First, you want to make sure that they know what they're doing. Second, experienced agents have likely worked with a variety of clients, so they know how to handle different situations. And finally, experienced agents likely have a vast network of contacts, which can be extremely helpful when buying or selling a home.

Marketing Strategy

The second question you should ask is about their marketing plan. What do they plan on doing to market your home? Will they be using social media, print ads, or open houses? Make sure that you are comfortable with their marketing strategy and that it aligns with your goals for selling your home. You also want to make sure they have a good understanding of the current market and know how to reach potential buyers.

Marketing Plan

Commission and Fees

The third question you should ask is about the commission and other fees associated with selling your home. What percentage of the sale price will they be charging? Most agents charge a standard commission of around six percent, but it's important to ask so that you are aware of the total cost of selling your home. Agent commissions are just one piece of the puzzle. There may also be marketing fees, staging costs, and other expenses to consider. You don't want to be caught unaware of hidden costs when you're already in the process of selling your home. Be sure to ask your agent about their commission and other fees upfront.  By getting a complete picture of what it will cost to sell your home, you can make an informed decision about whether or not to work with them.

Fees and Commissions

Asking your real estate agent these three questions will help you determine if they are the right fit for you and your home. By asking these questions up front, you can avoid any surprises down the road. So take the time to interview a few different agents before making your final decision. Selling your home should be a positive experience and working with the right agent will help make that happen.

 

Do you have any other questions that you think are important to ask an agent before selling your home? Let us know in the comments below! And if you're looking for a top-notch real estate agent in Oahu be sure to contact us today. We would be happy to help you through the process of selling your home.