August 23, 2019 at 3:45pm | Lisa Quin
Choosing the right Realtor to represent your interests is the most important step to ensuring your real estate transaction will be successful.  Here are questions you should ask all prospective Realtors.  Make sure an agent can back up any and all statements.  Take a “show me” attitude, you have a great deal riding on their ability to sell your home!

Are you a full-time or part-time Real Estate Agent?
You should only be looking for a full-time committed Realtor who relies completely on the income they earn by selling real estate to support their family. Some part timers are just dabbling in the business to make a little extra money. You’ll want someone who lives, eats and breathes real estate!

How may homes have you sold in the last 12 months?

This is important to ask because it demonstrates an agent’s track record. Don’t allow an agent to skip over this question, make sure the agent has documented proof of their sales track record. Can you imagine hiring a surgeon who has performed less than 5 surgeries over the last year? Would this make you more or less comfortable with their abilities?

Does the agent have a clear Plan of Action  to sell your home?
This is a big one. This is where you find out if an agent relies on passive marketing or active marketing techniques. Passive marketing is where an agent puts a sign in the yard, puts it in the MLS and waits for a buyer to call. Active Marketing is where an agent aggressively spends time looking for and talking to people who want to buy and sell homes.


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