Thursday, April 28, 2016

Questions to Ask a Realtor Before Hiring Them

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Hiring a Realtor is a huge decision to make for you and your family, and so I want to arm you with some questions to ask a potential hire. These should help to determine whether a Realtor is worth your time and money.
  1. Why should I list with you? They will all tell you that they’re different from other agents for some reason, but ask them what makes their selling process unique.
  2. What are your plans for marketing my home? They need a full marketing plan in place, and they should heavily focus on online buyers. They should also be taking professional photos of your home and posting them to multiple different websites. Putting a sign in the yard is not going to cut it anymore.
  3. Also ask them who controls the marketing, because their broker may have more cash to put towards advertising your home.
  4. Ask about their average time on market. This will tell you how long it takes for them to sell a home, on average. The quicker they can sell, the more encouraged you should be.
  5. You should also ask about the listing price versus the selling price. They should be able to sell your home for the price that they asked for.
  6. Ask for references or testimonials. If their business is built off of referrals, then this might be a good sign of repeat customers.
  7. Make sure that you can get out of a contract if you aren’t satisfied with their service. You should not sign a binding contract with a Realtor, they should be willing to let you out if you are not happy.

Be sure to interview more than one Realtor. You need to see what’s out there before you make this huge decision.

I look forward to hearing from you!

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