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10 Questions to Ask a Realtor Before You List Your Home ~ Part 1

Most of us sell only a small number of homes in our lifetimes.

With limited experience in real estate how are we capable of

maximizing the profits from our home sale? Many home sellers

make the critical mistake of thinking all Realtors are the same.

They list with the first agent who comes along. Does it make

good business sense to put the responsibility of selling your

home with someone who has no plan or qualifications?

 

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This report will educate you with valuable information that will

help you make the best decision concerning:

With which real estate agent should you list?

Start by doing a few hours of research. Ask around ... talk with

someone who has had a positive experience with a Realtor in your

neighborhood. Find out which agents are highly visible in your

 market area. Get to know who has the most web presence, ads

and marketing material in your neighborhood. Who's the most

active agent? Compile a list of agent names and use these

questions to help you determine which agent is right for you.

 Now you have the list --Google each one to see how they compare.

 Make an appointment and ask the prospective agents the

 following questions:

  1. Could you send me some information about yourself! You can

often get a good idea of which agents are the most professional by

looking at their promotional materials. If their own materials aren't

professional, how well are they going to market your home? Track

 how long each agent takes to respond to your request and how

quickly they follow up. If they don't respond efficiently to your

 Listing requests imagine how they'll handle potential home buyers.

     2. How many homes have you listed and how many homes have

you sold in the last six months? Look for an agent who has experience

with homes similar to yours and is active in your area. If your home

has special features look for an agent with experience in those

areas. Your agent should have a good record of selling homes, not

 just listing them. After all, this is your ultimate goal.

Watch for the continuing series: 10 Questions You Should Ask a Realtor

All 10 Questions Can Be Viewed Here

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Comment balloon 4 commentsTerry & Bonnie Westbrook • October 28 2009 01:37PM

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I love to read a great post like this one. Thanks for maing it RAIN!!!

Posted by Jeremy K. Frost, Associate Broker, ABR, CNE, CRS, ePro, PSA, SRS (Keller Williams Realty) almost 11 years ago

Darn.  I thought I was going to see all 10 questions on this post!

Posted by Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407 (Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes) almost 11 years ago

Jeremy: Glad you liked it the series continues to all 10 questions.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) almost 11 years ago

Ralph: We will have the rest of the series with all the questions soon.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) almost 11 years ago

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