If you are thinking of selling your home, starting the process with a great real estate sales representative is the first step to your success.
When looking for a Realtor® that will work best with you, interview three to five people to get a good idea what each one has to offer. Not every Realtor® will be the right fit for your area.
Here are 10 questions to help you in your Realtor® search:
- What is the experience of the Realtor®?
How many years have they been in the business? How many sales have they completed? What is their knowledge of the area: Do they concentrate in one district? Learn about their training and education.
- How experienced is their office?
How many years have they been in business? What is their sales track record?
- Do they have a marketing plan?
Learn how their marketing plan has made them successful in the past, and about their marketing plans for your home.
- How much will it cost to sell your home?
Remember, the lowest cost Realtor® is not always the best one. Find out what services and expertise they offer to get your home sold quickly.
- Have they won awards?
Which awards have they or their office received? What are their major accomplishments in real estate?
- Do they have testimonials?
Have them forward any testimonials that they can to you, so you can get a feel for the experience of working with them.
- What is their motivation?
Is the Realtor® motivated to sell your home? What drives them?
- How thorough is their web presence?
Do they have a website? Are they on social media? What reach do they have with home buyers online?
- Do they use print marketing?
Find out if and where they advertise in print publications.
- How will they price your home?
The highest price is not always the best to sell your home. A good Realtor® will educate you on a sound market price for your property. If your home is overpriced, that will hinder your success selling it.
Don’t let just anyone list your home! Have a true professional come in that has the attitude to get your home sold sooner and for the right price.