I just saw this post - and can't believe Truia still allows you to lurk around on the site and continue on as a member, after having to delete your posts so many times before!
I for one think it is very cowardly (and cheesy) of you to come to a public forum to try and trash one of these agents while hidng your identity. Man up - (or woman up) - if what you have to say is true, you should be telling it to the broker of the agent in question. If what you have to say is a lie or your own resentment that you tried to screw over an agent and got bitten in the process, that is altogether different isn't it, and I am betting that is the case or you would have gone to the broker for resolution. Fyi - repeating the latter type info orally or in print is known as slander and libel for which you can be sued.
I suggest any poster who contacts Aster and gets his or her feedback on "experience" should then contact the agent or broker in question - you might find yourself in for a significant reward.
As I and others have done before, I have just flagged your comment as inappropriate, and Trulia would be wise to remove and permanently ban you Aster, before they become the subject of a lawsuit to reveal your identity.
Curious if you have a home to sell in Texas before you purchase here in Atlanta...if so I have a number of great agents I would be happy to recommend. Call me at your earliest convenience and we can discuss your move in detail.
Thanks for the opportunity!!
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Make sure you choose a real estate agent who will provide top-notch service and meet your unique needs. Ask them the following questions:
How long have you been in residential real estate sales? Is it your full-time job? While experience is no guarantee of skill, real estate — like many other professions — is mostly learned on the job.
What designations do you hold? Designations such as GRI and CRS — which require that agents take additional, specialized real estate training — are held by only about one-quarter of real estate practitioners. While designations aren't everything, it shows that they have training in certain areas.
How many homes did you and your real estate brokerage sell last year? By asking this question, you’ll get a good idea of how much experience the practitioner has.
How many days did it take you to sell the average home? How did that compare to the overall market? The realtor you interview should have these facts on hand, and be able to present market statistics from the local MLS to provide a comparison. Even if you are buying and not selling it still gives you a good idea of their abilities in the market place.
How close to the initial asking prices of the homes you sold were the final sale prices? This is one indication of how skilled the realtor is at pricing homes and marketing to suitable buyers. Of course, other factors also may be at play, including an exceptionally hot or cool real estate market. This will also give you as a buyer confidence that the realtor knows the market well enough to advise you on what price is reasonable and/or realistic for the home you want.
Will you represent me exclusively, or will you represent both the buyer and the seller in the transaction? While it’s usually legal to represent both parties in a transaction, it’s important to understand where the practitioner’s obligations lie. Your realtor should explain his or her agency relationship to you and describe the rights of each party.
Can you recommend service providers who can help me obtain a mortgage, make home repairs, and help with other things I need done? Because realtors are immersed in the industry, they’re wonderful resources as you seek lenders, home improvement companies, and other home service providers. Practitioners should generally recommend more than one provider and let you know if they have any special relationship with or receive compensation from any of the providers.
What type of support and supervision does your brokerage office provide to you? Having resources such as in-house support staff, access to a real estate attorney, and assistance with technology can help an agent sell your home.
What's your business philosophy? While there's no right answer to this question, the response will help you assess what’s important to the agent and determine how closely the agent’s goals and business emphasis mesh with your own.
How will you keep me informed about the progress of my transaction? How frequently? Again, this is not a question with a correct answer, but it reflects your desires. Do you want updates twice a week or do you not want to be bothered unless there’s a hot prospect? Do you prefer phone, e-mail, or a personal visit?
Could you please give me the names and phone numbers of your three most recent clients? Ask recent clients if they would work with this realtor again. Find out whether they were pleased with the communication style, follow-up, and work ethic of the real estate agent.
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Where exactly do your family live?
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What neighborhoods are already on your short list?
What has been your experience in working with real estate agents?
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What part of Atlanta does your family reside in? That question will help you narrow down the best agent to suit your needs. Atlanta is a large city and governed by many micro markets when it comes to price and amenities.
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