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Questions To Discuss With Your Home Selling Agent

by Arnold Gomez

So, you've decided to sell your house to upgrade to a new one. Many homeowners decide to do this at some point, but selling a house isn't something you might know a lot about. Therefore, you might want to turn to a real estate agent for some help. Your agent can assist with the sale, but they'll likely begin by answering your questions. Here is a guide to know what questions to discuss with your home selling agent before signing the contract.

How much should you ask for your house?

The first thing most homeowners want to know is their home's value, and you'll likely want to know this, too. You can ask your agent about this to learn more, and the agent will probably be prepared to give you an answer. However, the agent won't guess the value of your house just by examining it. Instead, the agent will research recent home sales to find homes that compare to yours. The purpose is to see the sale prices of these other homes. Then, the agent can base your home value on these sales.

How long will it take to sell it?

The second thing you might ask is about the timeframe. As you probably know, you won't sell your house instantly, even if you receive an offer on the first day. It generally takes at least 30 to 60 days to close on a house. So, the soonest you'd close is one to two months from the date you sign the contract.

How much will you have to pay for the sale?

Selling a house with a home selling agent isn't free. The agent charges a commission for the work they do for your home sale, and the commission is a percentage of the price. You can discuss the percentage with the agent to find out what it is and how much you'll pay for the sale.

What does the process involve?

You can also ask questions about the process. Selling a home involves numerous steps, and each step takes time. The agent can explain everything to you so that you understand what to expect.

Talk to a home selling agent today

Now you might have some ideas about the questions to ask your agent. When you get the answers you need and feel confident with your agent, you can sign the contract to list your home. Once you sign the contract, you'll initiate the sale of your home. 

For more information, contact a local home selling agent