If you’re looking for an agent to help you buy or sell a home, always ask these three questions before you hire them.
What does it take to find the right Realtor? Well, first of all, don’t make your choice by defaulting to the first agent you talk to. Instead, you should always interview a few different Realtors to find out who will be the best fit for your buying or selling goals. This interview should always include the following three questions:
1. “How long have you been in the business?” The more experience a Realtor has, the more effective of an advocate they’ll be.
2. “How many homes do you sell each year?” Even if an agent has been in the industry for decades, this won’t matter if they only sell a few properties each year. True experience is about more than just the amount of time someone has spent in a position. It’s also about how many transactions they’ve worked on during that time.
You should always interview a few different Realtors to find out who will be the best fit for your buying or selling goals.
3. “What is your average list-to-sales price ratio?” If you’re planning to sell, you should be sure that the agent you choose to help you has a track record of helping sellers secure a sales price that meets or exceeds the list price.
These three questions are a great starting point, but there are several others you should ask when interviewing an agent. If you’d like to know what they are, or if you have any other questions about real estate in general, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.