Selling your home in Dallas or in any Dallas suburb is a BIG DEAL but it doesn't have to be stressful or worse, unsuccessful. How do you set yourself up for successful selling your home? Hire the right Dallas listing agent, also referred to as a seller's agent. Did you know that many people entered the real estate industry in the last 5 years and only have experience working in a strong selling housing market with low interest rates and a good economy and are part-time? That means that hiring a seasoned, full-time Dallas real estate agent that has weathered many Dallas real estate markets will mean less unwelcome surprises. A strong listing agent is your advocate every step of the way and provides a strategic marketing plan to sell your home in Dallas.
So, how do you know what you should be looking for in a listing agent? First, look for for these key skills that Dallas home sellers say resulted in a perfect match:
1) Smart Pricing Strategy - Don't be tempted to list your home with the agent that suggests the highest asking price for your home. Many sellers report that doing so, ended up costing them more in the long run. Their homes sat on the market longer than the competition, their experience was stressful and unpredictable, and they admit that they lost sight of asking for facts because they got caught up in the excitement when they saw the big number they could list for.
A good listing agent will share market data relevant to your home and a pricing strategy that really makes sense when you consider the most recent data. A great listing agent will welcome an open conversation about their pricing strategy and address any questions or concerns you may have. Experienced agents will not suggest a list price just to win your listing and won't deny current market trends, which happens frequently with less experienced agents.
2) Strong Negotiator - Selling you home can be an emotional journey, tied to many memories, especially the longer you have lived in your home. This can make the negotiation process more difficult. However, with a strong agent by your side, they will be calm under pressure and guide you through decision making by maintaining objectivity that allows your best interests to be pursued throughout negotiations.
3) Effective Problem Solver - Challenges can arise in the selling process and your listing agent stays laser focused on the primary goal of getting your home sold and prioritize your interests. They will provide guidance, address any potential roadblocks, and find creative solutions to issue that arise.
When you are considering the possibility of selling your home, be sure to ask all the right questions to ensure you work with an experienced Dallas area listing agent that will help you achieve the success you deserve and expect. I stand ready to interview for the job of selling your home in the Dallas area. Call, text, or email me today to schedule a FREE and private home selling consultation!