Choosing the right time to sell your home is a complicated decision, with many important questions you'll need to answer along the way. There are numerous personal, financial, and economic factors you'll need to consider. Your real estate agent can serve as a valuable resource to help you navigate these complexities and make the right decision, so it's essential to find the right one.
Our REALTORS® have an in-depth understanding of the market and are experts at helping create the most effective home selling strategies. Here are some of the best questions our potential clients ask when determining if we're a good fit:
- What Do You Know About My Neighborhood?
When shopping for a home, location is usually at the top of every buyer's checklist. Therefore, agents need to know how to sell the neighborhood, not just the home. Your agent should be familiar with local amenities and school districts, as well as local real estate trends. They should be familiar with the qualities that make your neighborhood a desirable place to live.
- Have You Sold Homes Like Mine?
One of the best ways to measure the experience of a real estate agent is to check out their track record. Ask your agent what kinds of homes they've sold recently. If they understand how to move a property like yours, or if they're currently the listing agent on one of these Bronxville homes for sale, chances are they're good at what they do.
- Can You Provide References?
Word-of-mouth referrals are one of the best ways to determine if an agent is a good fit. Ask your agent for contact information for a few recently satisfied clients. When you contact them, ask about the agent's responsiveness, knowledge, and professionalism, as well as the outcome of the home sale.
- How Do I Make Sure My Home Is Ready For The Market?
Home staging is one of the most effective sales tools. When done the right way, it's proven to increase the speed at which your home sales as well as the final price. Make sure your agent has experience in home staging.
Also be sure to ask about what repairs and upgrades should be made. You want to make sure to take care of anything that will be a major detractor for buyers; however, some upgrades are unnecessary and won't net you a return.
- Can You Help Me Find A Home Too?
Depending on your unique situation, you may be in the market for a new home as well. Working with one real estate agent to sell your home and buy a new one can help to streamline things. Make sure your agent has experience representing buyers and time to devote to finding you a new home along the way.
- Where Should I Set My Asking Price?
Deciding on the right asking price can be tricky, but getting it right is very important. When homes are priced too high, they tend to sit on the market, which makes buyers nervous. When they're priced too low, sellers are obviously leaving money on the table. Your agent run a Comparable Market Analysis (CMA) to get a sense of recent nearby home sales and use that data to craft a recommendation about your asking price.
When unlocking the value of your largest investment, you want to be sure to have a professional in your corner every step of the way. Contact us to discuss your home sale today.