1. Ask to see their listings that are active or sold (your specific type/location/price range)
2. Are you a full time Realtor? "R" logo on cards means they abide by professional ethics
3. Will I be working with you directly? (and do you like the person, feel they 'get you')
4. How will my property be listed and what costs do you expect me to pay for (specifically)
Remember, you can fire your Realtor or Lender at any time you are not happy with their service. If you decide things are not working, have a direct and professional converation about your concerns first to see if you can resolve your issues. Good luck!
What should you be asking? ----You should not ask a single question.-----What? That's CRAZY!!!!...----------Home owner actually only have four maybe five questions that need to be answered. The REALTOR you hire should know these question INTUITIVELY and will assuage them fully in their presentation. The right REALTOR will be in tune with what is REALLY important to you.
----------Of course I am not going to list those question here for everyone to see. But, I will present one.........You want to know that the agent you hire is protecting you....You need to know, "Does this REALTOR HAVE MY BACK?".......In the presentation, the REALTOR will share or demonstrate the measures taken to keep you from harm. I can be as simple as reviewing your social media presence or making sure your home is pre-inspected to usurp the shock of what may be unknown to you. ----------------Too often the homeowner thinks the agent who performs the best tricks is the most qualified. The reality is, the one who knows your purpose, understand your values, sheilds your vulnerabilities and has a strategy, is the one who will deliver what you really want to hire........Best of success, ------Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate Remax Realtec Group, -------- Palm Harbor, FL------ 727.420.4041 ------http://FIrstLookHomes.us.
Keller Williams Realty
Michael Saunders & Company
You want an agent that understands the market in your neighborhood. You want someone that will show you market information and know what they are talking about, you will know this talking to them. You also want them to give you a plan of action for selling your home. Open houses, marketing, etc. But most important is that you want an agent that listens to your needs in this transaction and not someone who Is going to run over you in the process.
But also realize that the agent is a professional and you should listen to them and pay attention to things like comparables and list prices to make sure you're being realistic and your desires will not hamper the sale of your home in the long run. Good luck!