Selling a Home July 10, 2024

Questions for Sellers to Ask Agents

Selling your home is a big decision. It’s a process filled with excitement, challenges, and paperwork. However, choosing the right real estate agent is one of the most crucial steps in this process. The agent you select can significantly impact your selling experience and, ultimately, the final sale price. This blog post aims to guide home sellers by providing a comprehensive list of essential questions to ask potential real estate agents. By the end, you’ll feel more confident and informed, ready to decide what best suits your needs.

Different Types of Agents

First, you’ll want to work with an agent representing sellers as most of their business. It is common for real estate agents to find their niche or specialty; they typically become an agent who lists homes and are ‘Seller’s Agents,’ or they find homes for their clients and are ‘Buyer’s Agents.’  You’ll find that many agents have experience on the buying and selling sides of the situation. Still, when selling a home, working with an agent who has dedicated most of their time to working with sellers is optimal.

Having rapport with your agent is essential. Working with someone you like and who will communicate well with you is ideal. Another effective way to sort the amateurs from the pros is to look at the agent’s track record.

Here are some direct questions that will help you compare agent experience and performance:

  1. How many continuous years have you been in real estate?
  2. How many homes did you sell last year as the seller’s agent?
  3. Of the homes you’ve sold in the past year, what was the average number of days the house was on the market from the initial listing date until the final accepted offer?
  4. Looking at your past 12 months of closed sales, what is the percentage of the final selling price compared to the initial listing price?
  5. How much will you charge me to sell my home? What sort of marketing efforts does this cover?
  6. Do you have an assistant to help you sell homes?
  7. Does your company’s owner consider you one of your office’s top producers?

These questions may seem somewhat blunt, but full-time agents with a career built on selling homes should be acceptable, answering you to the best of their ability.  Selling your home is significant and should be handled by analyzing your options.

About The Plane Team

For over 15 years, we have served our clients and provided them with excellent service in residential real estate, both resale and new home sales. As a resale agent, I have achieved Agent of the Month, Top Ten Agent of the Year, Multi-Million Dollar Club, and International Diamond Society. As the sales manager for new homes, I sold over 300 homes and custom lots in the luxury golf communities of Prescott and Prescott Valley, Arizona.

As your Realtors, we will guide you through the buying and selling and help you reach your real estate goals!  We work hard to provide you with the resources and tools for a successful and smooth transaction.

Give us a call today, and we will be happy to answer your questions!  Get in touch with me today 928.830.6976!