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How to Find the Right REALTOR to Sell Your Home in Scottsdale

If you’re like most people selling a home in Scottsdale, you know you need the right REALTOR® to help you – but where do you even start?
First things first: It’s always okay to call real estate agents and conduct a sort of “phone interview.” You can get a feel for whether you’ll be a good fit with each other by chatting for a few minutes over the phone. The best way to find the right REALTOR to sell your home in Scottsdale is by picking up the phone.

How to Find the Right REALTOR to Sell Your Home in Scottsdale

When you call a real estate agent to ask about selling your home, these are the five questions you need to ask – and you can definitely ask more, too:

  1. How will you determine my home’s value?
  2. Do you specialize in my neighborhood?
  3. Do you work on a team?
  4. How much do you estimate it’ll cost to sell my house?
  5. What do you do for marketing?

Here’s a closer look at each.

#1. How will you determine my home’s value?

Real estate agents do a comparative market analysis, or CMA, to figure out how much a home is worth – that’s standard across the industry. However, you want to dig a little deeper when you ask this question. A CMA includes homes comparable to yours that have sold in the past few months, homes that haven’t sold, and homes that are currently on the market – but you want to know what homes a real estate agent will use to compare to yours.
In order for a CMA to do you any good, the homes have to be similar to yours and close to yours geographically. For example, if you live in a specific Scottsdale golf community, the homes your agent uses should either be right in your community or in one that’s very similar (and nearby).
Related: How much is my home worth?

#2. Do you specialize in my neighborhood?

There are a lot of golf course communities in Scottsdale, and each one has its own nuances. You need to make sure that the agent you choose to sell your home is familiar with yours – its amenities, its location and even things like its schools and commute times. That way, he or she will know how to find the right buyers.

#3. Do you work on a team?

Sometimes it’s beneficial to work with a real estate team when you’re selling your home in Scottsdale. If you’re going to be working with a team, you just need to know which member is your primary contact.

#4. How much do you estimate it’ll cost to sell my house?

As soon as your agent starts to get an idea of how much your home is worth, he or she will have a pretty good idea on how much it’ll cost to sell. Every home is different, and some parts of your closing costs will depend on how much a buyer pays for your home. Remember, though: Nothing is set in stone until closing day when you sign your name on th  e dotted line.

#5. What do you do for marketing?

When you’re selling your home, you need to work with an agent who knows how to market it to the right buyers. You want someone who has a well-rounded marketing plan that includes all the mediums your prospective buyers use – and that can mean online and print. When it comes to marketing, there’s always an additional benefit to working with a local expert; local experts know what buyers want in your market.

Are You Selling a Home in Scottsdale?

We can help you sell your home in any golf community in Scottsdale.
While you’re here, you can also check out all Scottsdale golf course homes for sale or get in touch with us to tell us what you’re looking for.
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Don Matheson
REALTOR® | Founder
The Matheson Team – RE/MAX Fine Properties
21000 N. Pima Rd., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
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