So you’ve made a choice to sell your home. Whether you have a plan for your next move or not, this is a big decision that brings up many questions.  Choosing a Realtor to help you is your first step. 

Need more room?  Too much room and need to downsize?  Whatever the reason, this is a big decision that requires a great deal of support.

When you are looking to sell your home, one of the first things to consider is choosing a Realtor that can get the job done.  And make the process as smooth as possible of course.  Because let’s face it, this is a big decision and it’s hard work!

Getting your home ready for sale can be overwhelming.  The pre-packaging, decluttering, depersonalizing and finding a spot to tuck away your things when you get notice of a showing.  All while trying to live your day to day lives!   

And on top of this, you want to make sure your home is priced to sell while not leaving money on the table.  And in a reasonable amount of time with terms and conditions that are work for you.  Wow…where do you begin?

You begin with choosing a Realtor that will help you step by step.  Someone who will manage expectations and make this experience positive, productively and with the least amount of stress on you and your day to day life.   

This is why, the tips from the pros came up with the most important things to consider when choosing a Realtor to sell your home in Kelowna.  

  1. Experience and Expertise

When choosing a Realtor you will want to find an agent that has experience in the market in which you are selling.  Marketing a waterfront home is very different from a condo in downtown Kelowna.  While a single agent can do both, you want to ensure the experience is there.  Look at the Realtor’s portfolio of sold listings and ask them about how they plan to market your home to stand out from your competition.  An experienced Realtor will be able to pinpoint a target market based on the features of your property. 

2. Direct Connection with team support

There are great Realtors that are backed by a top real estate team.  Working with a Realtor on a team gives you the advantage of the experience and expertise of not just one professional real estate agent, but the whole team. But, when choosing a realtor from a team, ensure you have direct connection and communication with that one agent and not redirected to an agent on duty.  This direct connection will allow for better communication and feedback.  Not only with you but with potential buyers.   That agent should know your home inside and and out so when a prospective buyer calls, that agent can answer all of their questions. 

3. Testimonials and References

The best way to find out if you are on the right track to choosing the right realtor is to find out the experiences of their past clients.  Look at their website and read the testimonials of past clients.  Or you could ask for references.  Find out if the needs of past clients were met and the experience they had with that agent.  

 “One of the best references I ever had was from a Buyer who was represented by another agent.  They bought one of my listings where I represented the Seller.   They said I was so tenacious when it came to negotiating for my seller, they would only use me to sell their next home. And they did!”    -Quincy Vrecko Quincy Luxury Agent

Selling a home is not just a transaction, it’s a partnership between Seller and Realtor.  While considering all these tips when choosing a Realtor, is important to pick someone you feel comfortable with.  Browse through the bios and testimonials of this top real estate team.  Our diverse team caters to different areas of expertise and a wide range of skillsets to help your sale a smooth one.