Real estate agents come with a wealth of knowledge that will help them sell your home, but they also come at a price.

To get the most out of your agent, Paul Eadon from Eadon Home Loans suggests you follow these simple steps.

When it comes to selling your property, the help of a professional real estate agent is invaluable.
But if you really want to make the most of their knowledge, expertise and experience, it pays to come prepared.

Outline your goals

During the initial meeting with your agent, set clear goals and outline what you expect from the partnership. Identify areas where you might be willing to compromise, such as small repairs and inspections, and other areas that are non-negotiable, such as contract terms and your minimum price.

Property value analysis

A property value analysis is a great way to determine the estimated value of your property compared with similar properties in the area and the property market in general.

Real estate agents should be able to put this together based on recent sales history and local market data. This will help clarify your expectations, while identifying the best marketing strategies.

The finer details

Dealing with the legal and financial paperwork involved in the sale of your house can be both tedious and time consuming.

Thankfully, this can be where your real estate agent really shines. Agents deal with these contracts day in day out, and are therefore a goldmine of information.

Chat through the various legal and financial obligations. That way, if you do decide to move again in the future you will have a greater understanding of what’s involved when selling your home.

Remember when it comes to the legal aspects of the transaction, there is no substitute for a solicitor or other legal professional.

Keep communication lines open

To have the best chance of selling your home for a good price, it is important to keep in constant communication with your agent and make yourself available as often as possible.

Be ready for viewings as soon as you put your house on the market and ensure any minor repairs have been conducted prior to engaging a real estate agent.

The more people your agent can show your home to, the easier it will be to sell, and chances are your agent will already have a list of potential buyers eager to inspect your house.  

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