4 Things Superior Home Sellers Should Ask Before Hiring a Real Estate Agent

4 Things Superior Home Sellers Should Ask Before Hiring a Real Estate Agent

Selling your house in Superior for the highest price involves more than a signature and a “For Sale” sign. From marketing to pricing to negotiating, sellers need a trustworthy and knowledgeable real estate agent to help them make informed decisions. Asking the right questions can help you find the perfect agent.

How successful have you been with other sellers in my area?
Local market knowledge is essential for getting maximum value. Your agent needs to understand who’s buying in your area, competitive listings in surrounding neighborhoods as well as market trends. Hiring a full-time agent who has strong sales results in your neighborhood is essential.

Successful agents will be able to tell you what their sold price (as a percentage of the list price) is on average. It also should be clear how their stats, like the number of days their properties spend on the market, compare to the local board of Realtors’ average numbers.

What’s your recommended list price?
When it comes to price, sellers should ask about what comparable properties have sold for and where the market is going in their location and price range. A great agent will take into consideration historical data, as well as the absorption rate — or the amount of available inventory — for your price bracket.

Some agents will tell you your home is worth more than you think, he or she may only be telling you what you want to hear. If the number seems off, consult with at least one other agent to see if the value makes sense. If you think your property is worth more than the market suggests, discuss it with your agent, and provide facts from previous sales in your area.

How are you going to market my home?
A great agent will have a thorough marketing plan including professional photography and staging, syndicated listings and maximizing the number of online impressions to drive as much traffic as possible to the listing.

It’s critical to select an agent who has both an online and offline marketing plan plus the financial resources to market your home on third-party sites like Zillow, Realtor.com and Trulia.

How are we going to communicate?
Ask potential real estate agents how often they expect to communicate with you during the selling process and make sure it matches your expectations. Good communication skills are essential to the real estate deal. Finding a real estate agent who asks relevant questions and connects frequently with you is crucial.
 


If you are considering selling, give me a call! I can help with expert advice on home improvements, optimal timing for listing your home, as well as a detailed market analysis. Call me at 720.373.9297 or reach me by email at barry@superiorrealestatenews.com

November 2016 Superior Zillow Zestimates vs. Sold Prices

November 2016 Superior Zillow Zestimates vs. Sold Prices

Ever wonder how accurate those Zillow Zestimates really are? Below you will find real homes sold in Superior last month compared to their Zillow Zestimates. Scroll down to the bottom of the post for more information on the accuracy of Zillow Zestimates.

November 2016 Superior Zillow Zestimates vs. Sold Prices

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Are Zestimates accurate? 


Zillow is the most popular online real estate information site, with over 70 million unique visitors per month. Zillow provides information on houses that are not on the market as well as active listings of properties for sale.

According to Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff, Zillow Zestimates are “a good starting point” but nationwide Zestimates have a “median error rate” of about +/- 8%. On a $500,000 house, a seller is looking at a $40,000 disparity — which can potentially distort the perceived market value of a listing.

So what’s the takeaway?  When buying and selling, keep in mind that Zestimates are no more than starting points in pricing discussions with the real authorities on local real estate values — experienced agents and appraisers.

If you’re curious about the current value of your home, I can provide you with a comparative market analysis at no cost or obligation. Call Barry Remington at 720.373.9297 or reach me by email atbarry@superiorrealestatenews.com.

Source: LA Times article “Inaccurate Zillow ‘Zestimates’ a source of conflict over home prices”

Superior Colorado Market Report November 2016

Superior Colorado Market Report November 2016

Winter has come to Superior but the market continues to move and I expect that it will pick up after the first of the year. If you’re considering selling, have any other real estate needs or know someone who does, please give me a call at 720.373.9297. I can help determine the value of your home or help with any of your real estate questions.

Scroll down for detailed November market reports including sold listings, average days on market and current homes for sale in Superior.  

Market Activity in Superior in November 2016

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Click here for a comparison of Superior Zillow Zestimates vs. Sold Prices as well as information on the accuracy of Zillow Zestimates.

If you’re curious about the current value of your home, I can provide you with a comparative market analysis at no cost or obligation. Call me at 720-373-9297 or reach me by email at barry@superiorrealestatenews.com.