How to Choose the Right Agent to Sell Your Home

How to Choose the Right Agent to Sell Your Home

Selling a home may be one of the biggest financial decisions you make in your lifetime, and choosing the right agent is critical to achieving the best result.

To set yourself up for a successful sale, simply follow these easy steps.

Research
It’s important that your agent knows the area you’re selling in, so as a first step, create a shortlist of preferred local agents. Go and see them in action by attending open for inspections and auctions. Are they engaging and making strong connections?

Communication
Communication is key to any healthy relationship. After you’ve attended an open, has the agent followed up and kept in regular contact? Delivering information promptly to prospective purchasers will ensure your property receives the best possible chance in the market.

Market data
Arrange for the agent to visit your property and provide an assessment of what it might be worth in the current market. Any information and advice should be backed by comprehensive market data including comparable sales, which are essential to setting your price guide and sale type.

Client database
A good agent is backed by a good client database. If you’re selling, your agent can tap into this resource to fast-track the process of finding prospective purchasers, which can sometimes result in an off-market sale.

Digital tools
A deep understanding of digital tools is critical. Your agent should be utilising a strategic combination of websites and social media to expose your property to the largest audience possible. Online auctions are also a fantastic option to consider, allowing bids from interested parties who may not be able to physically attend the auction on the day.

If you’re thinking of selling, speak to the team at PhilipWebb today. Our area specialists look forward to achieving a result that will exceed your expectations.