There are many realtors out there, but it’s probably not a good idea to just randomly select a realtor. You want to make sure he/she understands your needs and it must be someone you can trust. Remember, you’re letting this person into your personal space. Make sure he/she deserves to be there. Here is a list of helpful question you should ask realtors during the interview process.
Are you a full-time or part-time realtor?
Full time realtors can spend more time marketing your home or showing you homes. They’re also more likely to know exactly what’s going on in your market.
What are some things that separate you from other realtors?
You don’t want an incompetent realtor. Make sure they’re confident in what they do.
How much do you charge?
All fees are negotiable, don’t let them tell you anything different.
What is your average list price to sales price ratio?
Agentss might list a house for $400,000, but only sell it for $300,000. You have to know this. Some agents will agree to the price just to capture your listing. A competent realtor will research homes that have already sold in your area that are similar to your home. *Ask for a written comparable market analysis (CMA)*
How often will you communicate with me?
You need to know how often your realtor will be connecting with you(should be regularly). Whether it’s through email, text, or a phone call you need to know.
How do you use technology?
In this evolving world, technology is everything. Ask your realtor if they have their own website, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. These platforms can potentially sell your home faster.
What else do I need to know?
There may be questions that you didn’t ask that pertain to your specific real estate market. Make sure you’re not left in the dark.
Good luck finding the right realtor for you!