So, you’re thinking of listing your Pullman home.
Where do you start? Navigating the market by yourself is almost a crazy thought, but how can you know who to trust? Everyone knows at least one Realtor, (often your mom’s cousin or someone’s best friend) and believe me there are a bunch to choose from. How do you know that you’ve picked the best Realtor for the job? While this is my website, and I could make it a Chris Clark ad, I wanted to address some of the concerns I hear from people looking for their potential listing agent. Here are some practical things to look for when choosing a Realtor to listing your Pullman home.
1. Find out what they DO for you! You know what you’re doing for your Realtor, and you should know what they do for you! What is their marketing strategy for selling your home? How do they advertise your home to stand out from the pack? What is their average on- market sales time? These are some great questions to ask potential suitors. The Realtor you choose should not only have a marketing plan, but also will have a contact plan for INFORMING you as the sale progresses. Transparency is almost “the name of the game” and the Realtor you choose should be honest, transparent, and have a complete plan for selling your home.
2. Don’t be scared to ask around. Word travels fast in towns like Pullman; the top Realtors are not a mystery to anyone. My colleagues and I all have specific market segments we specialize in just like any other industry. Don’t be afraid to ask your friends or family what they have heard about the local Realtors! It will likely sway your decision about who to lists your home!
3. GET A CMA. My office will happily generate you a Comparative Market Analysis, and I’m sure others will do the same. It’s not a guaranteed “price check” (your home is unique and needs to be priced individually) but it gives you a really good starting point for listing your home. It’s also free and everyone likes free stuff! When you start looking at listing your Pullman home, knowing the average value will put you on the right track for finding your Realtor.
4. Don’t rush! Which Realtor you choose directly impacts how quickly/how much money you will get for your home! Don’t rush your decision! Gather all the facts, and once you have made your decision, trust your Realtor’s timing. They know how the market moves and how quickly your house will sell. Picking the right person should be a smart decision, not a hasty one!
These are just a few great tips for listing your Pullman home, and they can help you avoid any bad situations that arise. If you are looking to work with the top listing agent in Pullman, come see me. I would love to show you what I do differently than everyone else using the List it & Sell it Advantage. Isn’t it at least time to consider moving on?
One man’s opinion.