1. Find the right representative
The experience and knowledge of a dedicated real estate professional can be priceless. A good Realtor® forms a powerful team with his or her clients that makes it possible for them to have a smooth, successful, stress-free sale for the BEST price on the market today in the least amount of time.
Make sure they actually understand and speak Spanish fluently, so they can understand all applicable real estate regulations and tax effects, making sure that they are up to date in their profession.
Find out how the real estate agent will be communicating with you throughout the home sale process.
Find out If your real estate agent’s role is simply that of a sales promoter, or is he/she a knowledgeable & professional consultant that will safely lead the way to your home and your title.
Ask your real estate agent if additional real estate services are available through the agency they work for, such as Appraisal, Escrow services, Legal services, property management, rental management etc.
Investigate the agent’s websites. Do they provide great information? Can you find them in local searches?
Is the real estate agent using social media to cast an even wider net for people to find your home
Make sure you do an excellent job carefully interviewing multiple Realtors and ASK them what they actually have sold in the past and how long are actually they working in the local market?
Check for necessary credentials, making sure they are a registered Real estate agent in the state of Quintana Roo, this is NEW since 2015, that they have certification issued in Mexico by governing regulator, make sure they form part of the National Association of Real Estate in Mexico (AMPI) and NAR International.
The new Quintana Roo Law for Real Estate Practicioners is in effect since June 2015. It establishes that real estate practicioners (both persons and corporations) need to register to practice this activity within the State of Quintana Roo, pursuant the protocol they have established in said law. This is In the benefit and for the safety of general public, and the consumers of real estate services. This protocol includes the submittal of documents and information that evidences the credentials, experience and affiliations of the practicing agent, as well as the legality of corporations under which those practicing agents provide their services.
These credentials include :
- ACADEMIC : Real Estate Agent undergraduate Degree and/or Real Estate Agent Certification
- ACADEMIC EXTENSION : Diplomas, extended education workshops & webinars
- AFFILATIONS : membership to Real Estate associations, such as AMPI (in Mexico) and/or NAR International (National Association of Realtors Intntl.)
- EXPERIENCE : Track record of experience, as an addition to academic credentials & affiliations.
Determine your needs/wants for the sale and for your new home
Selling your residence can be tricky because you have to simultaneously be thinking about where you would like to buy. First weigh your priorities – selling price is certainly important, but having a quick and efficient sale can often be worth accepting a slightly lower offer. Talk to your agent and make sure you’re comfortable with where your priorities are.
2. Prepare your house for showing
Underprepared homes can be sales disasters. Your home will never get as much attention from potential buyers as when it is first listed, so clearing clutter, cleaning, making repairs, and putting your home’s best foot forward is essential. Don’t “open for business” until your home is ready to be seen as favorably as possible.
3. Find out what your local market looks like and test your real estate agent
Being realistic about your market is the key to a smooth sale. There is no substitute for a professional real estate representative when it comes to local market knowledge.
Check to see they have enhanced their listing descriptions to make their clients homes stand out.
Is your agent innovative and up to date: See if the agent is using slide shows or video tours as part of their marketing.
4. List away!
Look at examples of the Realtor’s photography on the homes they have currently listed for sale and compare it! Lots of photos and online exposure are the key to getting a good response for your listing. Working with an agent who uses real estate software is a great step in the right direction.
Now just “open” the house and sit back and wait for the flood of eager buyers!
Our team at Cedral Caribe Realtors is ready to represent you today!