AM considering selling my home. How should I go about hiring an estate agent? Tom, Templeogue, Dublin 6W BEFORE you contact any estate agents, look around your area to see which agents are selling homes there. Is one company more visible than others for example? Look at the current listings of these estate agents online. Look at the quality of the photos for the listing and how the houses are presented. Which ones are you drawn to?
Once you draw up a shortlist of agents, arrange for them to call out to view your property. Ask them about the services they provide, their charges, and compare prices. Make sure you are comfortable with the agent you pick as he or she will be your contact point through the entire journey of selling your home. Also ask the agent for tips on staging your house to make it look its best for potential viewers. Ask about where your home will be advertised. Can the agent tell you While we will endeavour to place your questions with the most appropriate expert for your query, this column is not intended to replace professional advice.