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 (606)      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
I believe it is important to do things to start your day in a happy frame of mind to set the tone fo...
181 views
People who own pets tend to be healthier and happier than those who donít
224 views
Recently I started thinking about travelling down a road you have been on before, both in a lite...
118 views
What is the definition of Ďfriendí? My Heinemann Australian Dictionary says,í any person whom one ...
160 views
We often read that comparing ourselves to others isnít a good thing to do
107 views
Confucius, the Chinese philosopher, teacher and politician who lived between 551 and 479BC said, ...
155 views
view all articles by Marie Vonow
Articles by Marie Vonow on Other Hubs
ID: 95505
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
I lived the city life and Iím sick of it
1148 views
To attain any form of abundance in your life, you must feel good as much as possible
2080 views
A lot of memories are built within the walls of houses we call homes over the years
59 views
Many of us fear to speak our mind because we care about what others might think of us or say abo...
6516 views
These days there are many ideas and tips about the benefits of owning less stuff
105 views
My boss frightens me
524 views
Are you missing something in your life and you donít know what you want? Are you lost and unsure...
1708 views
Recently a blog post I read made me think about the phrase 'a waste of time'
115 views
In this day and age, many people hire professional escorts because they what to try something ne...
12392 views
Is hope your mate or gate? Is hoping good or bad? Let us begin with my little hope
936 views
Categories
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version