Choosing a Realtor

Choosing a Realtor

When deciding to sell your home, it is critical to select a realtor who you believe will provide you with the best service possible. You should make certain that your realtor is qualified, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. These guidelines will assist you in conducting a realtor interview that will provide you with all of the information you need to make the best decision.

1) Qualifications and Experience

Do not be afraid to inquire about their backgrounds; where they grew up, their interests, why they chose to become a realtor, and so on. This will aid in the development of a personal relationship with your realtor.

Inquire about their experience. How long have they been in the real estate business? What services do they offer? Where are their strengths (residential, commercial, first-time buyers, investment properties)?

2) Knowledge of the area

You want to make sure your realtor is knowledgeable of the area for many reasons when listing your home and/or finding you a home; Knows average sale prices of homes in the area; Knows the average time a home is on the market; Knows all the nearby schools and amenities, in order to properly market your home or find you a new one.

3) Testimonials and Packages

Don’t be afraid to ask if your realtor has testimonials from past clients. This is a great way to receive feedback about the performance of that realtor.

You can also ask your realtor to provide you with a sellers or buyers package. This package should be something for you to keep that outlines your realtors’ background information, experience, statistics of the brokerage and/or the realtor, mission statements, where your home is marketed and what services that specific realtor is willing to provide.

4) Review of Information

Always ensure your realtor is willing to review and explain all paperwork and formalities with you. You should never agree to, or sign anything without knowing exactly what it entails.

5) Ask Questions!

Make sure you ask any and all questions that you feel your realtor should be able to answer. Don’t let you interview end with any questions unanswered. A good realtor should be able to make you feel comfortable and certain about your decision!

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