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Important Questions To Ask Your Springfield Real Estate Listing Agent


Posted: November 24, 2015 by Alex Fowler

When the time comes to sell your home, a Springfield real estate listing agent can help you get through this complex process. If you are looking for an agent, visit our website athttp://www.cbvanguard.com/ to see all of our Springfield real estate agents. Before signing on the dotted line, here are a few important real estate agent questions to ask.

What is the Best Way to Reach You?

The process of selling a house can be stressful, especially for sellers under a tight time frame. Communication is key in a seller/agent relationship.  Make sure you establish a good working relationship with your agent. This will ensure that the sale goes smoothly and that the agent earns the commission by helping you sell at a fair price.

What is Your Commission Percentage?

Commission is a percentage of the selling price an agent receives when the sale finally closes. Springfield real estate agents earn a commission for assisting you with the sale of your home. The buyer’s agent and the seller’s agent both get a commission. Be sure and remember this when the time comes to close on your home.

What is Your Springfield Real Estate Marketing Strategy?

If you are looking for potential home buyers in Springfield, MO, ask our real estate agent questions about how he/she plans to market your house. If you would like your home advertised in newspapers or local magazines, ask the agent about the cost and plans on how he or she would do it. Also, ask about Internet advertisements and on which websites your home will be featured on. Another thing to ask them about  are Springfield open houses. These give potential buyers a chance to look at your home and it is another marketing strategy your real estate agent may want to try.

Are You Familiar with my Neighborhood?

The neighborhoods in the Ozarks are all different and feature different homes. Springfield homes will not be the same as Ozark homes which will not be the same as Nixa homes. For this reason, you should make sure you speak with an agent who is familiar with your neighborhood and has listed other houses in that area before.

How Did You Come Up with the Proposed Sales Price?

You may be wonder "what is my home worth in Springfield, MO?" Since this is sometimes unknown by homeowners, they tend to list their homes for a higher amount than a real estate agent suggests. Real estate agents want to sell your house as quickly as possible, at the right price. If you are not in any hurry to sell, and are willing to wait for a higher price, discuss this with your agent. If you don't think the price of your home is right, let your real estate agent explain his/her pricing approach and rationale. They often know what recent homes similar to yours have been selling for in your neighborhood. Also,keep in mind that you must also be able to support your final sale price with an independent appraisal.

 

If you have any questions or need advice about a home, you can contact our Springfield, MO real estate agents below, call our office at 417-887-6664.

 

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