The other day someone on Facebook asked “How do you know what questions to ask when hiring a Realtor to sell a home?”  It reminded me that we have a page on our website www.Topagent.com in our sellers section a list of interview questions to ask before hiring a Realtor to list your home.

Important Interview Questions You Must Ask Before Hiring a Real Estate Agent

I went back and looked at it and some of the questions were outdated so I freshened it up a bit.  That page had been there awhile.  So I thought I’d share a few of them here in random order:

Interview Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Realtor

1  How many homes did you sell last year?

2  How many homes have you sold in my neighborhood?

9  Is there One thing you can do for me that Nobody else can?

47  Is it a good idea for listing agent to accompany all showings for my home?

42  Do you give advice on how to properly show my home once it is for sale?

32  What advertising do you as agent provide separate from what your broker provides to all the agents in your office?

28  If a buyer calls on my home while you’re out on appointment, do you have buyer agents on your team available to show my home so we don’t lose the buyer?

15  Do you have your own website or a company provided one on their domain?

16  If you have your own website, is it a custom website you manage or a template website?

18  How do you achieve top search engine rankings when everyone else is vying for those top spots?

11  Do you place the MLS on your website, and will my home be a featured listing?

5  Do you have your own YouTube channel and why is that critically important?

6  How many views does your YouTube channel generate?

7  How will my home be featured on your channel?

3  Do you have an online listing portal where I can sign in and see all the activity on my home? Showings, marketing, copies of the ads, feedback, etc.

27  Where and how often will you advertise my home?

29  When buyers call your office, do they talk to a machine or a live, friendly human trained to help them?

36  Does your company have a national advertising campaign to attract buyers?

38  Do you have your own newspaper advertising space or do you share space with a bunch of agents?

43  Will you list a property at a higher price than you know it can sell for?

44  Do you price your properties for top dollar, or do you under-price them for quick sales?

48  Do lenders work hard for your clients, or put you on the back-burner because you’re hard to deal with?

 

For a complete list of questions to ask your Realtor before signing anything, visit www.Topagent.com and look in the sellers section.  For answers to these questions, call the Ellis Team 239-489-4042 and we’ll be glad to share the right answers with you.  Asking some of these questions will make the agent you’re interviewing uncomfortable.  You’ll begin to understand which ones understand their Internet presence, which ones have closed a lot of sales and have experience in your neighborhood, and which one rely on what their broker provides and tells them.

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