Step 2: Find a REALTOR® who is right for you
There are many reasons why a REALTOR® can be a great asset when selling your home, but which REALTOR® is best for you?
Your REALTOR® who helped you buy your current house is a good start
Sticking with a REALTOR® just makes sense. If they did a good job helping you buy your home, they’re probably the best candidate for helping you sell it. They already know the home inside and out, and they know you, so you’ll save time two ways.
Jot down the names and numbers of REALTORS® on the “For Sale” signs in your neighbourhood. Maybe your local friends or nearby family have a REALTOR® to recommend. You can also visit one of your local real estate offices since they’ll often know your area.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions, or screen a few REALTORS® before deciding. Make sure you feel comfortable with them and that they show a genuine interest in helping you. Here’s a list of questions you can ask.
Should you choose the REALTOR® who suggests the highest asking price for your home?
Ask what method they used to assess your home’s market value. How was your home compared to other homes in your neighbourhood that have been sold recently? Step Four will give you a better understanding of listing price and how it affects the sale of your home.