How many homes have you sold in the last 12 months?
What was the average ratio between the listing price and the selling price of your listings?
What percentage of your listings sold in the last 12 months?
Why should I sign a list with you?
How long is the listing agreement?
How will you determine at the asking price for my home and why?
Will you do a comparative market analysis and explain it to me?
What is the average length of time homes are on the market in my neighborhood?
How many houses in my neighborhood are currently on the market?
What will your online and offline marketing plan be for my house?
Will you list my home on non-MLS Web sites?
How will you make my home stand out among all the other listings?
Do you have a personal Web site where you'll be featuring my home?
There are plenty of things to consider when choosing a listing agent. Experience (not necessarily years), a proven track record, referrals, recommendations, and most of all, a specific marketing plan to sell your home.
How will the agent market your home? Will they have open houses and host a Broker's open house? How many websites will your home be placed on and are they enhanced sites? How are their brochures? Ask for samples of one as well as a sample of pictures that they have posted on various websites.
It is also critical that a listing agent have the resources to supply professional stagers for a free analysis as well as the resources to prepare your home for sale (if required). Another question is how much market share does the listing Broker have in your area. Not all companies are the same and they do not provide the same level of service. There is a difference!
Frank Dolski MBA, ABR, e-PRO
CARTUS Certified Relocation Specialist
Coldwell Banker Hearthside Realtors
215-794-1070 x103 (office)
Some good answers here for you... We can all do the same basic things for you (prepare listing agreement, enter listing into MLS, take photographs, etc.) ~ it's really the expertise & the attitude of the agent that matter most. Some agents think that, once they take the listing, their work is done. My theory is that, once I take the listing, my work has just begun for you!
Our marketing program & internet presence at Coldwell Banker Vanguard are phenomenal. Our broker stays on the cutting edge of technology and provides the programs that work best to get your home sold for top dollar. Houses ARE selling right now, even though the nightly news sounds grim. There are lots of interested buyers & the interest rates remain wonderfully low.
The process to get your house sold is a partnership between your family & the agent/brokerage you hire. The teamwork between the two is what makes the process enjoyable, rather than stressful.
I would love to help you with this ~ just call.
Have a great week!
Lynn Brier-De La Cruz, REALTOR, LMC
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty
Also choose the agent that tells you the truth about pricing etc even if you don't like it. It will do you no good for them to tell you exactly what you want to hear. An overpriced home will not sell.
Shonda Sauls, REALTORÂ®
Prudential Network Realty
Office (904)260-4300 #327
Doug Dickie, Realtor, Property Manager
Zenith Realty, Inc
904 215-0676 Office
904 349 0082
Don Price USN-RET
Treat it lik an interview. You want the most production out of your agent, and if your agent is able to convince you of the market price then you have found a winner. Remember that price is everything. Any agent that tells you otherwise obviously doesn't know what they are talking about. Make sure that you listen to them when pricing your home. Don't be caught chasing the market.......you will be sorely dissappointed.
How available are you to us and other agents?
Is your schedule flexible enough to meet our needs?
Will you allow the buyer's agent to personally present offers to us?
Will you include us in all correspondence including e-mail with all parties involved?
Do you take the photos yourself or use a professional photographer?
How will you market our home?
Do you think as an agent you can represent both sides of selling our home with our best interest in mind?
In my professional opinion, your agent should focus on representing you as the seller and allow the buyer to have their own representation. It is most important that you have your home on the MLS for a minimum of seven (7) days to allow the best offer to be presented to you. Exclusive listings do not benefit the seller because it doesn't allow all buyers the abililty to know your home is available for sale.
I would add these:
What kind of marketing will you do to market my home?
How often will I hear from you?
What is your list price to sales price ratio?
What is your average Days On Market?
Have you sold any houses in my neighborhood?
I would Google the agent 's name, and if they don't dominate the first page, they don't understand the internet, which is where all the buyers are.
Please let us know if there are any other questions that we can help you with.
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Frank & Sharon Alters
Coidwell Banker Vanguard Realty
What services to you provide in the listing of my property?
Have you listed properties and/or are you familiar with properties in my area?
Are you a full time or part time agent?
How long have you been a real estate agent; and how many properties did you close last year?