Seattle, and its suburbs, are booming with possibilities. The real estate market is competitive, and choosing a good brokerage can mean the difference between a fast sale and a home that stays on the market for months with little interest.
Whether you’re selling in King County, Snohomish County or thinking “how much could I get if I sell my townhouse in Seattle?” finding the right brokerage will make the process much easier.
Experience is Everything in Today’s Competitive Market
Experience helps a brokerage learn the ropes, overcome hurdles and refine the way that they sell your home. At The Dazzle Group, we have assisted with over 900 transactions and sales in excess of half a billion dollars.
Seattle is one of the most competitive housing markets in the United States – it’s great for sellers.
You can sell your home, in my cases, faster and for more money in 2021 than you could just a year ago. A lull in housing inventory and growing demand has pushed the market into a seller’s market.
When you work with a brokerage that has experience, you’ll be confident that they:
- Can sell your home quickly
- Can provide a full service
- Know how to sell in today’s market
Local Market Knowledge
If I want to go and sell my condo in Seattle, it’s always better to choose a brokerage with local experience. When you work with a local broker, you can be confident that they know the local market, what buyers are looking for in a home and how to make your home appeal to buyers.
Focused market knowledge helps reduce the time your condo is on the market while also ensuring that your home is listed at a good, fair market value.
Full-Service Listing Experience
Your brokerage needs to have experience listing properties. Some buyers go to a broker to find potential properties, but the majority of people browse online real estate portals and “window shop” on their own.
If your house isn’t listed on these high trafficked sources, you’ll have a much harder time selling your home.
The right brokerage already has systems in place to ensure that your property is promoted on:
- Local sources
- National sources
A staggering 90% of people will search for their potential home online. You need to be seen, but exposure isn’t the only thing that’s needed to sell a home. You’ll need to have a professional photographer capture the essence of the home.
Photographers know how to capture all of the home’s most interesting aspects, including the spectacular view from your balcony or the French doors leading to your porch. If your pictures are not professional, it will be harder to sell the home.
And a full-service will also market the home in other ways.
An open house may be held, private viewings and other marketing tips can be followed to offer the full-service that will increase the chances of a quick sale.
Additional Key Points When Selecting a Brokerage
You’ve learned about three of the most important things to look for in a broker, but there’s more to consider. A few of the additional questions to ask that can help you feel confident in your choice of a brokerage are:
- Communication: How will you be informed of potential bids on the home or activity when selling a home? Phone, email and text are common forms of communication that should keep you updated on the sale of your home.
- Commission: A broker will often receive a 6% commission on the sale, with the 6% divided evenly between the listing agent and the brokerage. The amount of commission may vary depending on the broker.
- References: If you want to learn more about a brokerage and reviews can’t guide you in the right direction, you can also ask for references. The brokerage will often be more than happy to supply you with references that you can use to verify that they’re a good choice to sell your home.
Brokerages work on commission, so it’s in their best interest to sell your home as fast and efficiently as possible. We have helped with over 900 transactions, and we would love to add your property to our long list of successful sales.