January 2, 2012
Selecting a Realtor
Identify which realtor specializes in the locations you’re interested in.
Attend open houses to better understand the market and also to meet realtors.
Make a list of potential realtors.
Contact the best two or three real estate agents on your list.
Prepare a list of questions to ask potential realtors.
Interview a few different agents.
Choose a comfortable location for the interview.
Questions to Ask
How long have you been in the real-estate business?
How many homes have you sold to date this year?
What percentage of your listings sell successfully?
How many listings are you carrying?
Do you live in the area where I would like to purchase or sell my home?
How long have you been working in this area?
Can you supply me with a list of vendor references?
How many potential buyers do you talk to on an ongoing basis?
What is your suggested selling price for my home?
How did you determine that price?
Are you willing to prepare a marketing plan for my home?
Will you prepare a professional, typeset flyer of my property?
Will my property be listed on your agency’s website?
How will you encourage other agents to sell my property?
How often will I receive a marketing update of my property?
A Good Realtor
Works on deadlines and should be where he/she says he/she will be.
Utilizes technology frequently in order to maximize the selling experience.
Has a strong web presence.
Knows all of the real estate laws.
Knows where to go if something comes up that she has not dealt with in the past.
Is truly enthused and excited about your home.
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