Roles of a Real Estate Agent in Home-Selling

Selling | October 20, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

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The entire home-selling process can be quite tricky. If you own a property and hope to sell your home, you may be wondering how you should proceed. If you’ve already gone through the process, you know the crucial role of a real estate agent. 

An excellent realtor will get to know you and your real estate needs, assist you with the requirements, help you prepare your home, and take an active role in the actual home-selling. The realtor will deliver the highest care and keep your best interests in mind. If you aren’t sure how to choose your realtor, check out our blog post about it. We’ve even put together a list of questions you should ask before hiring a real estate agent here.

When it comes to home-selling, here’s how your real estate agent plays a vital role in the process:


Initial stage: 

A real estate agent will sit down with you.

Before you take the plunge in hiring an agent, see how they are genuinely interested in you and your home-selling pursuit. A good agent will take the time to sit down with you and listen to your selling plans and goals. Your agent will give you ample time and make you feel at ease that they can take an active role in your real estate journey.


Document submission:

A real estate agent will educate you about the requirements.

Once you’ve hired a particular agent, your real estate agent will assist you in obtaining the necessary paperwork and submitting the documentation for legal requirements. Your agent will explain the importance of the requirements, such as the Consumer Notice. This particular disclosure required by the Real Estate Commission defines the working relationship between you and your realtor. It also details who will work for the seller and who will represent the buyer. 


Home preparation:

A real estate agent will provide an honest evaluation.

During the home preparation process, your real estate agent will provide an honest and transparent evaluation. Your agent will recommend some home needs, from suggested cosmetic updates to upgrades of dated features. The feedback is valuable as you assess the changes you want to make in your home and your goal to increase the value of your property. Your realtor will then talk about the impact that listing could have on your listing price. 


Actual home-selling:

A realtor will assist you in the presentation and negotiation process.

As soon as your home has been spruced up and staged, your realtor will assist you in the actual home selling process. When you start receiving requests for showings, your realtor will schedule all showings, guide buyers on tour, and highlight all the appealing features of your home. After each showing, your realtor will reach out to you with feedback, make the necessary negotiations, and hopefully close a deal.

You can expect your real estate agent to provide ample advice in your best interest and assist you in the whole process. This goes from submitting the paperwork to preparing your home to the actual negotiation and closing of a deal. 

Make sure that you regularly communicate with your agent, ask questions, suggestions, and get recommendations. It’s best to put your trust and confidence in the knowledge, skills, and expertise of your realtor to give you a positive real estate experience in your home-selling journey. 


If you’re looking for a top-rated real estate agent in Surrey, get in touch with us today! We’re happy to help. 

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