You would expect that a successful real estate agent serves many clients, and offers a wide variety of listings to interest a wide variety of buyers. However, when you list your home, you also expect that yours is the most important of all those listings. After all, in your eyes, your home is the hottest property on the market!
Let your agent know just how often you expect to hear reports about showings, but beyond that, consider some of the other hot topics of conversation to discuss while your home is on the market.
Other homes for sale can have an impact on your listing, so expect your agent to let you know about recent sales, price changes, or expired listings in your neighborhood, as well as any new competition that hits the market. The agent should be able to gauge the overall activity in your area, and let you know if there is anything you can do to improve your chances of a sale.
You’ll also want to hear the comments of prospective buyers who have viewed your home, as well as other real estate agents who have visited. Based on that feedback, your agent may have suggestions about improving the “showability” of your home.
Even when there’s no news, there’s always something to discuss with the agent! Never, ever be afraid to ask!