3 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Real Estate Professional

Selling or buying a home can be one of the largest financial transactions of your life. A trusted consultant and Realtor can be an invaluable partner to assure success in turning your real estate dreams into reality. Here are 3 questions to ask when selecting a Real Estate Professional. 

When you plan on selling your house, it is crucial to hire the right agent. How do you know which agent is the best one for the job? Here are a few tips:

1. "How many years of experience do you have as a real estate professional?" It is important to find out how long an agent has been in the market You need an knowledgeable agent who has experience in all type of markets they will know how to handle every situation that may arise during the transaction.  Not only do you want to know how long they have been and agent but you also need to know their productivity during  the last 12 months is an indicator of whether or not they are an active productive, full-time agent.   In addition find out what the average days on market is for the homes sold and what percentage of the list price the homes sold for on average during the last 12 months.   Over 80% of agents only sell four properties a year. It is important to hire an agent that is actively working in the real estate every day.

2 "What specific strategies are you going to use to get my home sold?” Some agents specialize in buyer sales. Some agents specialize in listing and selling. When hiring a listing agent ask for a specific, written step by step marketing plan of action to get your home sold quickly and for top dollar. An agent that specializes in listing homes is experienced in negotiating with buyer agents they know what to do to sell your home and will give you the best advice help you get your home market ready to move forward, avoid surprises, and net the most money from the sale of your home.

 3. "Can I have the contact information of 3 of your past clients? This question may be a surprise to some agents, but it can provide you with an honest, authentic answer to help you feel comfortable with them. In addition check online review sites such as Zillow, Realtor.com and Yelp to find out an agents sales history and learn what their past clients say about the results  and service they produce and to make sure that you hire a strong listing agent.

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