Your home has been on the market for several months now, and the listing contract is up soon. Your current agent wants you to re-sign for another six months but should you?
At this point, I tell my clients to treat the situation as though they were listing their home for the first time. Review all services the current agent provided – what worked and what didn’t? Did the agent meet all expectations? Did they follow through with potential buyers? Did the house not sell because of an over-inflated price, or was the market not responding for other reasons?
Ask the current agent what they will continue to do, and what things they will do differently, if you renew your listing. Your agent should be able to provide buyer feedback, which can be reviewed for validity and used to make positive changes, which may include additional repairs or the possibility of staging the home for a fresh look.
As you move through the process of re-listing your home, take the time just as you did when you originally listed the property to select the proper agent. If you feel the need to interview other agents about their services and to ask what they’d do differently, now is the time.
Oh, by the way…if you know of someone who would appreciate the level of service I provide, please
call me with their name and business number, and I’ll be happy to follow up and take great care of them.