How Do You Choose A Good Estate Agent?

Where To Start

It’s vital you know the best questions to ask your estate agent when selling. By doing this you’ll help to ensure you choose the right estate agent for you.


               How Much Is My Property Worth?

It’s wise to ensure an estate agent is using comparable evidence to give you an accurate guide on the price you should market your property for. There are several factors that will influence the price of your home, such as its size, condition and location, as well as the current market conditions.



Is Now A Good Time To Sell?

The most important thing to consider when deciding if the time is right to market your property is your own motivations. A typically busier time of year will mean lots of sellers come to the market at the same time and as such, your competition for the best buyer will be greater.



How Best Can We Stage Our Home For Viewings?

This could mean adopting a more neutral colour scheme, removing clutter, or even getting those tedious odd jobs done that you’ve been putting off for months. Ask your potential estate agent what you can do to make your home look more appealing to buyers. The ones who give the most informative responses are more likely to put extra effort into selling your home for the best possible price.


How Will You Provide Feedback?

After an estate agent has listed your property for sale, they often disappear, giving you no clue as to what’s happening or what they are trying to do to sell your property. It’s  important to find out how often they will update you and whether they will provide viewing feedback. After all, there’s nothing worse than not knowing!


              When Are Your Fees Due?

If you choose an agent who charges upfront it may seem a little cheaper than paying upon completion, but remember, paying upfront means you’ll pay regardless of if your property sells or not. Will the agent still be as motivated to sell your home with no financial incentive?