It’s an interesting time in the housing market. One one hand, buyers have access to incredibly low mortgage rates, and the number of low-cost properties available is still high. On the other hand, rising home sales are eating up the nation’s supply of houses, which will eventually limit supply and lead to a seller’s market.
When it comes time for you to sell your home, whether because of a permanent change of station order or because your family has grown, don’t let it languish in the classified section of your local paper. With the help of a real estate agent, you will be able to sell your house quickly so you can restore your VA loan benefits and buy a new, affordable home.
There are a few things to be aware of when you’re looking around for a selling agent, according to a recent Chicago Tribune column. First of all, you’ll want to find someone who has experience selling the kind of home you have. If you’re living in a two-bedroom, one-bathroom ranch home, don’t try to hook up with an agent who primarily sells million-dollar mansions. Also, avoid a long-listing agreement, the Tribune suggests. Keep it to 90 days or less so you can make a change quickly if things aren’t going well. Finally, pick someone you get along with. You’ll be working closely together to sell your house, so make sure your agent doesn’t drive you crazy.
Have you worked with a selling agent? What do you think makes a successful relationship?