If you’re like most Canadians, you have a significant portion of your net worth tied up in your home – that’s why it’s important to choose a real estate agent who you can count on to help you achieve the best possible price when selling your house.

Not only will the right agent make sure your home sells for top dollar, they’ll also make the process as simple and stress-free as possible while protecting your best interests.

👥 Why Do I Need A Real Estate Agent?

Here in B.C., all REALTORS are licensed and regulated by the Real Estate Council of British Columbia – a professional organization that overseas real estate agents and brokerages throughout the province.

When you hire Lesley Wagstaff to sell your house, you’ll enjoy the peace-of-mind that comes with knowing you’re working with a dedicated, highly-trained real estate expert who is committed to a high standard of professional practice.

Lesley will guide you through the entire selling process. She’ll be working in your corner and always has your best interest in mind. Lesley communicates at the highest level, and she’s happy to make sure your questions get answered.

❓ Questions to Ask a Real Estate Agent

Common questions that sellers ask real estate agents include:

How many transactions have you completed?

How well do you know the area?

How many homes like mine have you sold?

How do you plan to market my home?

What is your plan when it comes to negotiations?

Do you specialize in selling a specific type of home?

Add your own questions to the list and then give Lesley a call at 604-313-3358 to schedule a time to talk about how she can help sell your property.

🙋 What If I Want a Different Agent?

While licensed real estate agents are dedicated to delivering exceptional service to each of their clients, sometimes the relationship between a real estate agent and a seller simply doesn’t work out.

If you’re unhappy with the performance of your real estate agent, start by having an honest, in-person conversation to discuss your concerns. In many cases, issues can be resolved quickly, however, if you still want to work with a different agent, ask them to provide you with an Unconditional Release form – this form terminates the contract you have with that agent, leaving you free to hire a different real estate agent.

🤝 Should I Hire a Friend or Family Member?

If you happen to have a real estate agent in your family or circle of friends who specialize in selling homes in your neighborhood, hiring them to sell your home may seem like a win-win situation.

However, you might want to think twice about whether mixing business with your personal life is a good idea – after all, selling your home can be an emotional, high-stakes situation that is often best handled by someone who is an arms-length away from you and your family. To be effective, real estate agents need to be objective and professional – something that can be difficult to do with family members and friends.

Your real estate agent is the best source of information about the local community and real estate topics. Give Lesley Wagstaff a call today at 604-313-3358 to learn more about local areas, discuss selling a house, or tour available homes for sale.

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