To Interviewing A Real Estate Agent
Many homeowners just don’t know what questions to ask before hiring an Agent. So to help, we’ve listed a number of good questions to ask when interviewing Real Estate agents to help protect yourself. Choose the ones that are most important to you and your priorities.
  1. Do you work as a full-time Realtor?
  1. Do you have a full-time assistant or social media manager?
  1. What area and in what aspect of the market do you specialize?
  1. Do you or will you have a written marketing plan specifically designed to sell my house?
  1. How often do you market properties directly to buyers?
  1. How many properties have you sold in the last six months?
  1. Will you produce a professional flyer of my home with a picture displaying my home?
  1. Do you have a written value proposition plan for your business?
  1. How often will I hear from you after my home is listed with you? May I cancel the listing if I don't hear from you as the schedule dictates?
  1. What do you use to track those activities being used to market my home?
  1. How do you find potential buyers?  Do you have a system to identify potential buyers?
  1. What other marketing techniques will you use to get my property sold?
  1. In what ways do you encourage other Realtors to sell my property? How do you network?   Do you attend local Realtor gatherings?  Which ones?
  1. What professional real estate designations do you hold? Are you a Broker or Sales Representative?
  1. How many listings do you have? What percentages of them sell? In the past?
  1. Do you have a personal marketing plan?  Describe.
  1. Do you have or work on a team? What does this mean for me and coverage?
  1. What presence have you developed through your marketing?
  1. Who does your website link to?
  1. What is your commission rate? What do I get for this?
  1. What if I’m not happy, can I cancel my listing?
  1. Do you do Open Houses?
  1. Do you have a list of references I can call?
  1. What communication tools do you use for 24-hour access and service?
  1. Do you have a database of qualified buyers for my home?

When interviewing agents, understand what services they offer and what services you are interested in. These questions are designed to tell you if an agent is taking the listing for another reason than getting your property SOLD
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