Life is full of changes and if as part of these you have decided that it is time to sell your house to go to a new one, the first question you should ask yourself is “Contract a real estate agent?”
There are those who decide to do all the promotion and transaction of a real estate on their own; However, the majority resorts to the hiring of a real estate agent, as this significantly facilitates all the work involved in the sale of a property.
But do you know what to look for when choosing a good real estate agent? In this article we share some tips so that the sale of your house flows in the best way:
Listen to recommendations. There will always be a relative, friend or neighbor who in the past hired a real estate agent, you can ask what he thinks of his work and if he would recommend hiring him. Listen to what are the points in your favor and your areas of opportunity, and think about if it fits with what you are looking for. Remember that, in addition to the recommendations, you must make your own assessment before hiring.
Ask about the certifications. The real estate market is very large and in the way of your choice you can find all kinds of real estate agents, when you interview a candidate ask if you belong to the Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals (AMPI), if you are accredited to do this activity, and if works for a real estate company or is an independent agent. Ideally, whoever offers your home has all the training and possible certifications.
Ground level. A good real estate agent is one that practically shows the same interest in selling your house as you do. There are real estate agents that before signing the contract come to your house to tell you whether or not they accept the property to promote it, there are even those who mention some details that it is important to modify to make the property more attractive.
Find a true expert. Selling a house is not something you do every day or even once a year, right? That is why it is important that you clarify all your doubts. Your potential real estate agent must clarify them before signing the contract and must be precise in their answers; this person should make you feel completely supportive.
Ask what promotional actions you have. A good real estate agent will explain how you will give promotion to your home. It must tell you clearly what means of promotion it has (for example: customer service lines, publication in printed media, publication in real estate portals, etc.). Receive this information is your right and is an important point for your choice, because your house will take more time to sell if you only put a canvas that says “For Sale.”
Evaluate how good a seller he is. You should always interview the real estate agent before signing a contract, in a certain way he should convince you that he is the one to sell your house. This is a good opportunity for you to think how good it is to persuade, if you have a good power of persuasion to hire it, you will surely have it to sell your house.
Your commission says it all. It is important to clarify that on average a real estate agent charges a commission of 5% of the sale of a property. It is important that you keep this in mind, since commissions well below this percentage can mean red lights, which indicate that it is not a very experienced or very safe option. However, commissions well above this 5% are not a symbol of security, nor does it indicate that the service is better; sometimes a higher percentage is only due to the fame of the service brand you hire. Look closely and evaluate what they are offering you and if it is in accordance with the price.
In addition to these tips it is important that you consider other aspects, including: if they belong to a company, what is it and if it has franchises; investigate if the contract you will sign is duly registered with the Federal Consumer Attorney’s Office and what is the exact address of their offices.
These are just some points that you can evaluate if you hire a real estate agent for the promotion and sale of your property. Use them to do an entire evaluation, follow your instincts and make an informed decision; all this will give certainty to the sale of your house.