HOW CAN HOME SELLERS FIND THE BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT?



26 questions to ask your real estate agent before listing your home.


  1. How long have you been a real estate professional?
     
  2. Is real estate your full-time career?
     
  3. How many clients have you served and may I review your client list?
     
  4. May I see some letters of testimony from your clients?
     
  5. What share of your business comes from repeat clients and referrals?
     
  6. What is the size and market share of BHHS California Properties?
     
  7. How do you rank compared with other agents in your company?
     
  8. Have you sold any homes in my area?
     
  9. What is the average market time for your listings?
     
  10. How close to the list price do your listings sell?
     
  11. What percentage of your listings sell during the listing period?
     
  12. What percentage of your escrows actually close?
     
  13. How do you ensure that our real estate transaction will close smoothly and on time?
     
  14. Please explain your professional fee structure.
     
  15. Do you have a written marketing plan to sell my home?
     
  16. Are "open houses" a part of your market plan?
     
  17. May I see examples of the materials you will use to market my home?
     
  18. Will you help us enhance our home for a quicker sale at a higher price?
     
  19. Do you have an Internet website to feature my home for sale?
     
  20. What other websites do you use to feature my home for sale?
     
  21. How many people visit your website each month?
     
  22. If we select you as our real estate agent, will we deal with you or with your assistant?
     
  23. How often will we be in contact after we sign the listing agreement?
     
  24. How will we find out what prospective buyers think about our home?
     
  25. Who is your manager and may we call him?
     
  26. Have you ever been involved in litigation on a real estate transaction?
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