Your real estate career might change from day to day, but those frequently asked seller questions remain consistent. First time or inexperienced sellers look for both reassurance and real estate advice as soon as their home is for sale, and finding real estate agents with ample knowledge and experience will be on the top of their checklist.
1. How much will selling my home cost?
While the concrete figure will depend very much on individual circumstance, there are some standard costs that home sellers might come across. These could come in the form of a real estate commission fee, an instrument survey, a title search, various repairs or any inspections that need coordinating.
2. How can I prepare my home for selling?
These home sellers have gone through the process of finding real estate agents they can trust, and now it's your task to guide them through the next steps. Advise them to take care of any necessary repairs (any leaks or damp problems, faulty wires or plumbing problems) and ensure that the entire property is cleaned and decorated ready to be photographed for house listings.
3. Should I stage my home or show it empty?
When giving tips for home selling, the perfect formula in this situation is a blend of the two: a staged home sells quicker than an empty one, but a prospective buyer needs to be able to picture themselves there without too many personal items and clutter distracting them.
4. Should I be present for viewings?
In most cases, it isn’t an advantage for a seller to be present at a viewing. It can make potential buyers feel uncomfortable and unable to ask certain questions.
5. How much is my home worth?
This is another number which heavily depends on the home’s individual factors, but figures about similar properties in the local area can easily be sourced online and used as a guide.
6. Do I really need the service of a real estate agent?
When advising a seller on finding real estate agents, emphasise the incredible benefits of experience. A working knowledge of the market can help to accurately price a property and ensure a quick and easy sale.
Sellers can rest assured that a real estate agent is there to help them with every step of the process, ensuring they receive a fair price for the property, while respecting their desired selling time frame.
Engel & Völkers have a wealth of experience and home selling resources from being a world renowned luxury property agency. Visit the Engel & Völkers website for more real estate advice.