Tag Archives: Realtors
How often will you be in contact with me during the term of the listing? A good agent should be communicating with you on a weekly basis. Any less than that, and he or she is clearly not focused on selling your property.
What is your average list price to sales price ratio? This question often stumps agents. Your objective is not to torture the agent while you are interviewing him or her. Your goal is to determine if the agent is successfully selling homes at or near list price. If he or she is, then the agent may be skilled at both marketing and pricing. Have you sold other homes in my neighborhood or area? This is not always necessary. A good Realtor can sell homes anywhere in his or her market area regardless of whether or not he or she has ever sold there before. However, it is a good idea to get a feel for his or her knowledge of the marketplace.
Just as if you were interviewing someone for a full-time job, you should check the agent’s background, experience, ethics, and ask questions that will help you determine which agent is best for your situation. A sample list of questions is included in this text. Some of the most important questions to ask include the following.
In any field, there are those who are good at their chosen career, there are those who are not very good, and there are a few who are excellent. What you should look for is an agent who knows the market, understands your goals and needs, has the time to devote to marketing your property, has a good marketing and servicing program, and has the skill to properly represent you.