4 Things You Need to Expect When Selling With an Agent

Are you working with a local Ada agent to sell your house? Or maybe you’re thinking about it? If so, we’ve collected the top 4 things you need to expect when selling with an agent — to help you navigate this process easily!

There are many ways to sell your house and many people choose to work with an agent to help them during that process. Do you plan to work with an agent? If so, here are 4 things you need to expect when selling with an agent in Ada…

4 things you need to expect when selling with an agent


#1. Money

A real estate agent is a professional who performs a service for your benefit. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, and yet many people are surprised when they learn that the agent charges a commission for their service… and this commission can be thousands of dollars in some situations! For some people, that’s okay because they want the benefits that an agent provides, but it can be a costly surprise if you’re not prepared.

#2. Time

You probably want to sell your house as quickly as possible. An agent wants that too. However, an agent is at the mercy of what buyers want… and agents will work hard to find a buyer for your house but they can’t always guarantee that your house will be sold within a certain timeframe. (Note: if you need to sell in a certain timeframe, the fastest way to sell is to skip an agent and just let us buy your house directly. Call us at (580) 399-5025 to learn more about this service).

#3. Showing

For an agent to find a buyer who wants to buy your house, they have to show it to people. Buyers will obviously want to walk through the house and decide for themselves if it’s the right house for them. Therefore, if you work with an agent, you should expect the agent to arrange showings with buyers – which means you may need to leave your house while buyers walk through it.

#4. Unknowns

Agents provide a great service but the truth is – agents can’t control the process. There are many unknowns that will influence the sale of your house. These unknowns include: the number of other sellers selling similar houses, the number of buyers who want to buy, the number of banks willing to lend money for mortgages, the state of the economy in the city, within the state of Oklahoma, and in the country as a whole. Therefore, you may want to sell right now at a certain price, and the agent will do their best but you may be forced to sell later at a lower price.


Selling your house can seem daunting, which is why many people choose to work with a real estate agent. If that’s how you want to sell your house, make sure you know these 4 things you need to expect when selling with an agent in Ada.

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I love what I do. I enjoy looking back at where I've been and am excited about where I am going. I'm a Kansas Girl that found her heart in Oklahoma over 20 years ago. I am a graduate from ECU, where I met my husband an local boy, John Engel. We married in 1995 and from there I followed where he led me and the Army sent us. We have three wonderful children, two boys; Andrew a formal Marine that now lives in Kansas City, Ks., Peyton a Sailor in the Navy currently serving in Kings Bay, GA. And one wonderful daughter, Amelia, that attends ECU. I have wore many hats over the years, from wife, mom, PTA president, spouse club boards around the world, club scout leader, teacher, substitute, and much more. At this time in my life my husband is retired from the Army and now it is my time to for him to follow me as I grow my career as a Realtor. I love Real Estate! I get to met new people, help them and make a living at it all while getting to live in Ada which is my home town by choice. Call me! I would love to chat with you about real estate!

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