When it comes to listing your home for sale, there are typically two items that are at the top of most peoples’ lists to ask your realtor – these include how much you can likely get for your property, and how much the real estate agent’s commission will be.
But, there are some additional key pieces of information that should be addressed prior to moving forward. These include:
What is your real estate experience?
It may come as a surprise that many home sellers do not ask an agent about his or her experience in the field. But, because the purchase and sale of a home is usually the largest transaction that most people will make in their lives, having someone who is knowledgeable and experienced on your side can definitely make a difference.
How do you plan to market my home?
Certainly, a fast sale can have a lot to do with how – and how well – a property is marketed. With this in mind, be sure that you inquire as to what type of marketing will be done in order to get the word out about your property. In this regard, it can be helpful to check the agent’s track record regarding his or her previous listings and how those properties were advertised.
Will you be working both sides of the transaction?
While it doesn’t happen frequently, there can be times where the same agent will be working for both the buyer and the seller. So, it is important to ask up front how the transaction will proceed if your agent ends up representing both you and the buyer. Knowing this can help to reduce added stress down the road.
If you’re considering putting your home on the market, we will provide you with all of the details you need from the start – and, we’ll give you a no obligation analysis on the value of your current home so that you know where you stand in terms of possible listing price. So, if you currently reside in Bakersfield or the surrounding area, Contact Us for more information.