December 14, 2011

Interview Questions To Ask Your Next Realtor

Although there are many other selling options, the majority of Canadians choose to use a real estate agent to sell their home. Most Realtors are qualified, educated, and well versed in contract law. They can also have localized expertise in your neighbourhood or market. It is absolutely critical that the Realtor you choose has the skills to get the job done. Selling a home is not luck. There is a reason why 20% of the Realtor do 80% of the work. There is also a reason why year after year the same Realtors are consistent Top Producers. When interviewing your next Realtor to sell your home here are some questions for you to ask him or her;

* How long have you been selling real estate?

* How many homes did you sell last year?

* Are you a full-time agent?

* Is it the right time to sell?

* Do you work solo or as part of a team?

* How do you price a home?

* For the homes you listed in the past year, what was the average number of days they spent on the market?

* For the just mentioned list of homes, what was the average difference between the listing price and the selling price?

* How do you market the homes you list?

* Do you do any social media marketing?

* How do you use the Internet?

* Do you offer virtual tours of listed homes?

* What websites will you use to advertise the home?

* Do you have a website?

* Do you have a feedback system for potential buyers and their Realtors?

* Before you list a house, do you give clients ideas on how to make their home more marketable?

* When you’ve listed a home, how do you report back to your sellers regarding activity on the property?

* Do you have access to other professionals that clients need during the selling process?

* How do you handle negotiations?

* Do you attend inspections and appraisals after an offer is in place?

* How much do you charge?

* Will I have to pay any hidden costs?

* How accessible are you?

* How does it benefit a client if he uses you to sell?

* Why should someone list with you over other Realtors in the area?

* How much professional training do you get every year?

* If a client is unhappy with your service, can he terminate your contract and the listing?

* Do you have a list of references for potential clients?

* What are your thoughts on the real estate market today?

* What else should a client ask you that he hasn’t already asked?

This is just a start, but hopefully it will help you in interviewing Realtors better. Good luck,

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