Questions To Ask An Agent Before Listing Your Home

Selling your home is one of the largest financial transactions one will undertake and particularly when selling a home in a foreign country where you may not be as familiar with the sales process, the potential for anxiety for any seller is high. That’s why having both open communication and confidence in your real estate agent when listing your property is extremely important. Here are a few questions you should ask any Realtor before listing your Puerto Vallarta property.

  • What are your professional credentials and experience? You will want to make sure that your real estate agent is a member of AMPI, the National Association of Real Estate Professionals.
  • How well do you know my neighborhood and how will you determine the value and listing price of my property? Listing price can be a difficult conversation, but it is important to find the right valuation to ensure you get the maximum return on investment but do not overprice for the market, leaving your property languishing.
  • What are your fees and what other fees should I expect? A qualified agent should be able to walk you through the full financial picture for costs and expenditures.
  • What is your sales plan and how long do you think it will take to sell my home? Setting an appropriate listing price and having a strong marketing strategy for promoting your home are two of the key factors which will influence how long your property will stay on the market.

Open communication not only builds confidence for the homeowner, but it also makes it easier for your agent to sell your home effectively.

Warren Brander is an expert real estate agent with Re/Max in Puerto Vallarta. If you are thinking about buying or selling an investment property in Puerto Vallarta or the Banderas Bay area, contact him at (c) +52.1.322.200.2253, toll free1 888 796 6606  or email: warren@remaxinpv.com

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