A real estate agent has to answer a lot of questions in a day and many of them are repeated. Here are some of the most common questions asked about selling a home and their answers.
Can I sell it on my own?
You can but you may end up losing money in the process and you may have with some legal issues on your hands as well. When you are selling a home you will be dealing with many legal technicalities that you may not be able to handle on your own. Plus, you may be leaving money on the table in many ways that you're not even aware of.
A real estate agent can help guide you towards selling a home the right way so that you can get every penny you deserve for it. If, for instance, a $400 investment in paint and a $1000 investment in a painter will probably give you an extra $4000-$5000 for your property, your real estate agent will let you know. Often it is the simple things that translate into a higher offer for your home and it can make all the difference in the world.
How long will it take to sell my house?
This question cannot be answered with a simple phone call to an agent. There too many variables involved and a real estate agent will have to examine your home, take a look at how long other homes in your area have been on the market and what the buyer trends are in your neighbourhood for your type of home. After this is done he can give you a rough estimate of what he expects, but this will really be a guess on his part. Nothing can be guaranteed when it comes to the selling time by any agent.
How much can I get for my home?
Again, like the time factor, this is an unanswerable question. There are too many factors to look at and you will only find out the answer once the final contract has been signed. When you are selling a home the real estate agent can help you set an asking price, but can't make any guarantees on what you will receive in the end.
Do I need to hold an open house?
This is not something that is mandatory. In many cases it will be recommended, but you always have the option to say no. Many clients don't feel comfortable holding an open house and inviting strangers in to look at their home when they're not there. It will be up to you whether an open house is held when you are selling your property.
These are some of the most common questions about selling a home that a real estate agent hears on a day-by-day basis. If you have any other questions you'd like to ask about selling your house in the Calgary area, get in touch with an agent soon. Calgary is a hot market right now and you could possibly see your home sold before the snow flies.