Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Choosing An Agent To Sell My House

by Marie Vonow (follow)
Blogs:https://minamaries.blogspot.com.au https://simpleselfimprovement.blogspot.com.au/
Life (608)      Decisions (30)      Choices (9)      Moving House (9)      Life Events (4)      Selling House (1)     


Choosing an agent to sell my house
Image:Marie Vonow

A few months ago I sold my house and moved to a new home. I had gone through this process before and knew that although there would be stress involved I would survive because I had before. Soon after first thinking about selling I received an invitation to get a free house valuation.

Although I wasn't certain I would go ahead and sell I took up the offer. It seemed wise to get an idea of how much I could realistically expect to get for my house before making a final decision to either sell up or stay put..

I was very impressed with the agent who did the valuation. He seemed to know his business well, had good local knowledge, brought brochures with him and answered my questions. I felt I could trust him. He understood I wasn't certain I would sell but said he would keep in touch. Soon after he sent a written valuation and list of costs involved.

This agent contacted me a couple of times in the ensuing months to see how things were going. He was always polite and helpful.

In due course I made the decision to sell. The usual advice when engaging the services of an agent and the like is to get three quotes/valuations. I was tempted not to bother getting further valuations as I had no doubts the agent I had consulted would do a good job. However, in the end I got two further valuations and decided to go with a husband and wife team who really seemed to understand my needs.

I contacted the other two agents to say I had chosen another real estate company. Yes, I felt somewhat awkward informing the original agent who had been helpful and would probably have provided a good service. In the end my decision was made based on a gut feeling and just feeling a somewhat better rapport with the agents I chose.

I was happy with my choice of agents and the house sold quickly.

Reasons I was happy with the agents
The agents -
worked as a team so one of them was available whenever I wanted advice or support
understood my budget and personal needs
were thorough in explaining all costs involved and I didn't have to pay any expenses until settlement
discussed reasons for getting professional photos done and recommended an excellent photographer whose costs fit my budget
gave realistic advice about
Getting Your Home Ready To Sell
answered my many questions and took all questions seriously
took the time to carefully explain everything I signed
held weekly open inspections and brought interested parties through the house at other times
understood I loved my house and made nice comments about it
sold my house in less than a month
negotiated with the buyer to get me a better price
gave me a lovely card and box of chocolates upon settlement

The process of selling my house was made easier by having agents I felt I could trust and who had that 'personal touch'. I was glad I got three quotes and followed my gut feeling. Quite possibly the first agent would have done a good job too, I will never know. However, I was very happy with the outcome and am not one to wonder if things would have gone even better if I had made a different decision.


# Choices
# Decisions
# Life
# Life Events
# Moving House
# Selling House
I like this Article - 3
More Articles by Marie Vonow
A person can be alone much of the time but not feel lonely
111 views
Most people are familiar with the Latin saying 'Carpe Diem' which is often translated to mean 'seize...
206 views
Some time ago I wrote an article about wanting to hear and read the good news instead of an endl...
104 views
Jane Austen said, There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort
157 views
When you read the title you may have thought it crazy to suggest decluttering, which can take lots...
100 views
What is a quick way to lower blood pressure, relieve stress, reduce fatigue and boost your immune...
210 views
view all articles by Marie Vonow
Articles by Marie Vonow on Other Hubs
Breaking up is hard
130 views
ID: 95505
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
Some of the ideas we read today may seem new because they are different from commonly held beliefs...
109 views
According to Wikipedia, **research** is 'creative and systematic work undertaken to increase the ...
77 views
I believe in decluttering
76 views
These days we are bombarded with information about all the things we%% should%% be fitting into ou...
106 views
We are aware the world has changed so much in recent times
69 views
**COPING WITH WORRIES** It is a normal and understandable part of being human to worry
68 views
The way people react to silence varies
66 views
When people have told me about various exercise activities they participate in I feel a subtle e...
103 views
This morning I went to the library to pick up a book I had on hold
152 views
These days with all its hustle and bustle it can be easy to forget to live in the now, the momen...
196 views
Categories
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version