If you are selling your Indianapolis, IN home, a good Indianapolis, IN real estate agent will help you set the right price, market the home professionally, qualify the buyers, and expertly negotiate and finalize the deal. A great agent has experience with recent sales and can walk a tightrope, balancing optimism with realism and diplomacy with brutal honesty. You are paying for an agent’s service, via commission, so you owe it to yourself to find the right one.
Referrals. To identify prospective agents, you can ask for referrals from neighbors or friends or use the search tools on the internet. You want someone who is on their game, someone who will work assertively on your behalf but won’t come on too aggressively, like a used-car salesman. That will turn off the buyers’ agents, too.
Ask tough questions. You want an agent who is “intimately and passionately” familiar with your neighborhood. Each agent you interview should offer an Indianapolis, IN home evaluation (a comparison of recent and pending sales of homes similar to yours) and know enough about the neighborhood and recent sales to explain why you should list your home for more or less than the neighbor down the street who sold last season.
Ask your agent where they live. An agent that lives and works locally will have their finger on the pulse of the market and be able to answer important questions about the community. They should at a minimum know the schools where they work. This is especially important in larger cities, like Indianapolis, IN.
Talk with recent clients. Ask agents to provide a list of what they’ve listed and sold in the last year, with contact information. Past happy clients tends to make for future happy clients.
As experienced professionals who have helped many Indianapolis, IN residents sell their homes, we know how to handle every aspect of the sales process – from recommending improvements and staging – to strategically marketing and showcasing your home – to making sure everything’s signed, sealed and delivered by the closing date. We work closely with you as not just your agent, but, a consultant for every step of the process.
Rodney & Amanda Heard
Heard Real Estate Team