5 Powerful Questions To Ask A Real Estate Agent Before Selling Your Home – Before selecting your next real estate agent, make sure to read this article. Here are 5 questions you should ask your next agent before you hire them to help you sell your home…
How long have you been selling real estate?
Why is this one important? Experience is key. When hiring a real estate pro to help you sell your home they will be helping you stage, price, market, negotiate terms and more to help you sell your home. This comes with experience and it’s important to know what experience your new agent has before hiring them.
It’s interesting that in the real estate business, someone with many successfully closed transactions usually COSTS THE SAME as someone who is inexperienced. Bringing that experience to bear on your transaction could mean a higher price at the negotiating table, selling in less time, and with the minimum amount of hassles.
What is the percent of Sellers compared to Buyers that you serve?
There are “buyers agents” out there where all they do is focus on helping others purchase a home. This is different than selling a home. If they mainly work with buyers, they possibly don’t have the experience needed to help you sell. Find out.
Can we cancel the listing if we’re not happy?
Know the terms of the contract you are signing. If you do not like what your agent has done to help you sell your home, can you part ways? What are the terms?
I want to give my home the advantage of the latest marketing strategies. How much time and money do you invest each month in professional training?
89% or more of home buyers start their search online. Is the agent you are hiring going to help you get in front of them? Are they adopting marketing strategies to get your home the most exposure?
Why should I list with you rather than any other REALTOR® who is calling on me?
Great question! Let agents tell you how they work and why they are better than their competition. Every agent works differently and has their own business they run a certain way. This goes for how they market, negotiate, communicate with you (the seller) and more.
It’s likely that you don’t interview people very often. And yet, in order to find the REALTOR® who is right for you, you may interview several. The quality of your home selling experience is dependent upon your skill at selecting the person best qualified.
The world is populated with REALTORS® who are wrong for you. For example, part time agents, new agents, etc. The sale of your home could well be the most important financial transaction you have ever been involved with. The person you select can make it a satisfying and profitable activity, or a terrible experience. It’s your home, and your money. The choice of your REALTOR® is up to you. Make the selection carefully.