By Shelley Sakala

Selling your home is a significant decision, especially in today’s ever-shifting market. It’s crucial to pick the right real estate agent to guide you through this journey. The right agent can turn a potentially stressful process into a smooth and hassle-free experience, all while helping you secure the best possible price for your home.

So, before you decide on an agent, here are some essential questions to ask:
• How long have you been working in real estate?
This gives you a sense of their experience (negotiations and troubleshooting) and dedication to the field.
• What’s your experience selling homes in my area?
Local expertise matters when it comes to pricing and marketing your home effectively.
• What’s your marketing plan for my home?
Understanding their strategy will help you gauge their commitment to showcasing your property.
• How many homes have you sold in the past year?
This provides insight into their recent track record and activity level.
• Will you be readily available to answer my questions and provide updates on the sale’s progress?
Communication is key throughout the process.

Here are a few more tips to keep in mind:
• Seek referrals from friends, family, or colleagues who have had positive experiences with agents.
• Ensure the agent is licensed and properly insured, providing you with peace of mind.
• Be clear about your expectations and goals for the sale, as this will help align your agent’s efforts with your desires.

By asking the right questions and considering these factors, you’ll be well on your way to finding the ideal, trustworthy real estate agent for your home-selling journey.

Other things to consider:
• Would your home benefit from staging?
• Is it worth spending money to complete some updates before you list?

Your home needs to ace the ‘online test’ to attract potential buyers before they even step through the door. This means your listing photos must be absolutely top-notch and irresistibly appealing. And guess what? In today’s market, this is more crucial than ever!

Our team has a treasure trove of success stories. We’ve seen incredible results by making simple changes like repositioning furniture, adjusting the lighting with different bulb hues, and making minor updates (like adding new bathroom light fixtures). These tweaks can work wonders, not only reducing the time your property spends on the market, but also boosting the final selling price.

I’m Shelley Sakala, a local real estate specialist in North Phoenix. I’ve been helping people buy and sell homes in this area for over 15 years. I know the North Phoenix market inside and out, and I’m committed to getting my clients the best possible results.

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If you’re looking to sell your home in North Phoenix, I encourage you to reach out to The Sakala Group. We pride ourselves on communication and have the experience and expertise to help you get the best possible price for your home.

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Shelley Sakala is a local realtor and owner of The Sakala Group Real Estate.