There’s only one reason you hire a sales agent. To sell your home, for the best possible price. So you should feel that your getting your monies worth at the end of the journey. These tips will help you achieve this.
List exclusively. You may think you are doing the right thing by listing with numerous agents. More agents trying to sell my property means more chance of selling, right?! Wrong. Just imagine all the big chunky for sale signs out the front blocking your perfect gardens. It makes your home look less desirable, and more desperate. However, listing exclusively with one agent in turn makes your house look exclusive. The agent will also feel more comfortable to go the extra mile for you as you’ve chosen them, and only them.
So now you’ve chosen an agent that you can trust. With that trust, you need to listen to any advice they might have in the advertising stages. Buyers are very visual, and things that agents might notice such as a shelf full of family photos, will likely be something buyers will notice too. The only thing is, the buyers aren’t able to connect with these photos and may have trouble visualizing their belongings in the house. The agent should know what is appealing to the buyers eye and help you decorate your house that way.
If you are choosing to host open homes, the agent will often ask for feedback from the attendees. Here’s your chance to get real life opinions of your home. Make sure you take any ‘dislikes’ into consideration as much as the ‘likes’. Don’t be offended by any ‘dislikes’. Yourself and your agent now know what to improve for the next open for inspection, as most the time they are only minor things.
But most importantly, enjoy having an agent who wants to help you as much as they can.