As a seller, your relationship with a REALTOR is vital – so meet with several before making a final decision. Choose a REALTOR you feel confortable with; onw who will handle the sale of your home as if it were his or her own.
What to Expect
Your REALTOR will help you understand the selling process. He or she will provide you with a full explanation of what to expect so you are not faced with any surprise along the way.
Getting to know you
One of the first things your REALTOR will ask is, “Why are you selling your house?” Your REALTOR will also explore any time constraints you may have, your financial situation and any future plans. It’s all part of getting to know you so the sale will be handled to your complete satisfaction.
Setting the Price
Arriving at an accurate estimate of value for your home is one of your REALTOR’s prime task. It involves analyzing your home and comparing it to other, similar houses for sale or recently sold in the neighbourhood. It may also statistics available only to qualified REALTORs. In the end, you will be sure the price you set reflects the true value of your home under current market conditions.
The Marketing Plan
Depending on your circumstances, and the prevailing market, your REALTOR will develop a plan to help sell your home quickly and effectively.
Pre-qualifying Potential Buyers
Your REALTOR knows how to separete the “lookers” from the “buyers”, identifying those who are likely to be interested in your home and qualified to buy it. This will help ensure that only serious buyers visit your house.
Your REALTOR has the knowledge and experience to negotiate an agreement on your behalf according to your instructions. He or she will assist in negotiating a better offer, act as mediator between you and the buyer and will participate in drawing up a legally binding contract that protects your interests.