9 Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Brampton Listing Agent In 2024

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House prices in Brampton are dropping little by little every month. But an experienced real estate agent in Brampton will help you sell your home for a price it deserves. Before you prepare your property to sell, interview a few realtors to ask about their availability, experience in the neighbourhood, market knowledge, and communication style. Asking the right questions is within your control, so take your time and find a Brampton realtor that suits your needs the best.

Here are 9 questions to ask before hiring a Brampton realtor to sell your home in 2024: 

1. What is Your Experience in the Brampton Market?

Experience in the local market is what matters the most. Ask about their familiarity with Brampton neighbourhoods, recent sales, and market trends. An agent who knows the area well will provide better advice on pricing, marketing, and potential buyer demographics. 

2. How Do You Determine the Listing Price?

They should use comparative market analysis (CMA), take into account recent sales of similar properties, market conditions, and your home’s unique features. A well-priced home attracts more potential buyers and can sell faster. They might also want to price it a little lower to start a bidding war and that’s okay. If they want to price it over its worth, run in the opposite direction. 

3. What is Your Marketing Strategy?

Inquire about their marketing plan, including online listings, professional photography, virtual tours, open houses, and social media promotion. Ask them if they have a marketing team and how do they handle messages and calls they’ll receive through ads. 

4. How Will You Communicate With Me?

Ask how often they will update you on progress, the preferred method of communication (phone, email, text), and their availability for questions or concerns. If you’re a first-time home seller, you might have a lot of questions and the Brampton realtor you pick must have the patience to handle those. 

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5. What Are Your Fees and Contract Terms?

The agent must be upfront about commission fees and contract terms, and any costs associated with additional services, including marketing and staging. Agent fees range between 3.5 to 5%, which is split with the buyer’s agent. Typically, Brampton realtors from big brokerages will lock you in for a year. It isn’t shady because it means that they’ll be putting a lot of effort into marketing your property. If you aren’t ready for that time of commitment, negotiate the terms during this stage. 

6. Can You Provide References from Past Clients?

References and testimonials offer insight into the agent’s performance and client satisfaction. Request contact information for recent clients or look for reviews online.  

7. What Sets You Apart from Other Agents?

Ask what differentiates them from others in Brampton. This could include specialised knowledge, negotiation skills, a vast network of contacts, or innovative marketing techniques. As a Brampton realtor myself, my extensive years of legal experience and prompt communication gives me an upper edge during negotiation and closing

8. How Will You Help Me Prepare My Home for Sale?

Inquire about the advice and support they provide for staging, repairs, and improvements to make your home’s appeal more grand. Some agents cover decluttering, cleaning, and staging as part of their services. 

9. What is Your Track Record for Selling Homes Like Mine?

Ask about their track record with properties similar to yours, including average time on the market and sale prices achieved. Ask them if they’ve dealt with properties that took longer to sell and what measures they took to make it successful. 

While you explore options for listing agents in Brampton, I would be delighted to present my qualifications for your consideration. Please give me a call at (905) 867-4828 or email at cnacar.realtor@gmail.com to schedule a consultation.

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