If you own a home on Lake Nacimiento, you’ve most likely made wonderful memories inside your lake home. When you go to sell your Lake Nacimiento home, you want to know that you’re in good hands, and that you’re working with a Lake Nacimiento real estate agent who is experienced, knows the local market like the back of her hand, will be honest will you, and is a professional negotiator.
Before you list, it’s wise to understand what a listing agent can do for you, and to know what questions to ask your potential agent. First, here’s a list of the biggest responsibilities of a listing agent:
Price your home – Any agent can suggest the highest price possible to get you on board, but how realistic is it? A good agent will know what recent homes like yours have listed for and sold for in the area, and she will share that information with you so you can make the most informed decision. You don’t want to price too high and have it sit on the market for months. It’s about coming up with best price to sell based on data.
Marketing your home – The best agents know how to combine old-school marketing with new, modern methods. From signage and open houses, to updated websites and active social media, you want your listing to be posted and seen by as many prospective buyers as possible. You also want to work with an agent who is connected to her community, who knows people.
Negotiating with buyers – When you start to receive offers from prospective buyers, chances are, they’ll be using a buyer’s agent. You’ll be negotiating with a professional negotiator unless you have a professional negotiator on your side as well. Not only will your agent be negotiating price, but also contingencies and timelines.
Closing the sale – Once you’ve signed a purchasing agreement with a buyer, the process isn’t over yet. Your agent will guide you through the remaining steps, such as issues that arise from an inspection or an appraisal, dealing with last-minute surprises, making sure all of the correct paperwork is filled out and signed, and being by your side during the closing.
Here are smart questions to ask a potential listing agent:
1. How long have you been in business? How long have you been working in this market?
2. How many homes have you sold in my neighborhood in the past year?
3. What type of homes do you usually sell, what price range?
4. How will you market my home?
5. How responsive are you?
6. How long are your listings on the market, on average?
When you’re ready to sell your Lake Nacimiento home, contact me, your Oak Shores Realty agent! I am a Central Coast native, have been in the business for more than 15 years, and have a strong network of industry peers. I am more than happy to answer all of your questions and to guide you through the entire home-selling process! Give me a call!
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