You would think after putting all your time and effort into making a property look and feel amazing that would be enough to achieve a fantastic result at sale. Yes, making sure the home is beautiful and staged in the best possible way is a big part of achieving these fantastic results. But if the selling element isn’t taken care of in the most professional and outstanding way it can be, all your hard work could be a waste of time.
The person you will be working with most when selling your property is the real estate agent; you are putting your hard work into their hands and trusting them with it. That is why it is important to make sure you have the right one! When choosing a real estate agent you have to make sure your agent is:
- A people person; the agent needs to achieve the anticipated result by guiding the vendor and buyer through the transaction as smoothly as possible. An agent cannot do this if they do not have necessary people skills. Buying and Selling a house is a very stressful time and without the empathy, understanding and encouragement from your agent it will make it all the more stressful.
- Honest. You expect all of them to be open and honest with you but the truth is some aren’t. You need an agent who will tell you the truth even if it’s bad news in addition to keeping you up to date with what is happening with your property.
- People Reader. When selling a house it is hard to tell who is serious about buying and who is just looking for something to do on the weekend. If your agent is a good people reader they should be able to tell who is prepared and capable to buy a property and who isn’t.
These characteristics in a real estate agent can make the sale of your property. Look for an agent that can and will make things happen!