What To Ask a Real Estate Agent When Selling Your North County Home

Selling your North County San Diego home is a huge financial milestone. And working with the right real estate agent can mean less stress and more profit. But how do you know if you’re working with the right team? These are the questions you should ask when interviewing agents about selling your North County home.

How many homes did you sell last year?

Working with an agent who has solid experience selling North County homes is essential when it’s time to put yours on the market. Track records are important and knowing that an agent has helped many other sellers to the closing table can give you the confidence you need.

Do you specialize in North County real estate?

This one is a biggie! North County is a special kind of place, and working with an agent who understands the local market is key to a successful sale. An agent isn’t just selling your home, they’re also selling your neighborhood. Make it a priority to work with a North County expert.

How do you determine the listing price?

Knowing how to price a home is absolutely essential. It is arguably the most important factor to consider when it’s time to list. A home that is priced too high may sit on the market for too long. On the other hand, a home that is underpriced means you’re missing out on that profit. Your agent needs to understand the local market and what homes like yours are selling for.

Who will I work with during the process?

When you decide to work with an agent, you may discover that you are actually working with the whole team. That’s why you should ask who you will be dealing with during the process. Having a whole team on your side can be a huge bonus, but you should know going in with whom you will be communicating on a daily basis.

What will it cost me to sell?

There are costs associated with selling a home, and the seller is usually the one who pays most of the fees. Ask about commission fees, closing fees, and any other costs that may be incurred when you sell your home. These fees should be clearly laid out in writing in the listing agreement.

How long will it take to sell?

It’s impossible to tell you exactly how long it will take to sell your North County home. But a good agent can give you a reasonably accurate ballpark range about how much time it will take to get to the closing table. On average, it takes about 50 days to close on a home, but that number can vary depending on location, time of year, and other factors.

Can you share some references with me?

Finally, be sure to ask for references. Any good real estate agent will have many past clients who will be willing to talk with you about their experience. Contact several of them to get a sense of what working with an agent will be like. 

Contact the Clark & Gilman Team today!

Is it time to sell your North County San Diego home? Then contact the experts at the Cristine Clark & Jamie Gilman Team at 760-758-1211 or [email protected]. We’ve been a leading team in North County San Diego real estate for more than 40 years, and we’d love to help you sell your home!

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