The first step in selling a home is deciding if you want to hire an agent.

What is the first step in selling a home? In our opinion, there are two parts to your first step as a seller: When do you want to sell, and do you want to work with a Realtor or sell the home yourself?

First, let’s start with a quick story. A friend of ours decided they wanted to sell their home themselves. About a month and a half later, they called us back and said they probably should’ve hired an agent. They got a few showings, but when it came time to write an agreement, they were like fish out of water. In their case, they did steps two and three before circling back and doing the first step.

“If you decide to work with an agent, make sure you pick the right one.”

We know a lot of people look at the commission, see a big number, and think they can do it themselves. However, if everyone could, we wouldn’t be in business. The first step is choosing if you want an agent or not. If you do, you need to find the right one.

You want to work with someone who sells houses instead of just listing them. You want an agent who stays current with the market and has enough tools and resources to guide you. You want to work with an agent who has a team around them because real estate never sleeps, and no one person can help two clients at once.

Communication is also a huge issue right now. We are all surrounded by technology, and we’re all using it to balance our busy lives. Communication is incredibly important throughout the deal.

If you’d like more information or if you have any real estate questions, feel free to call or text us at (757) 447-0494. We would love to hear from you.