1. How well they know the area you want to live in.
2. Did they take the time to sit with you and find out your goals and what's important to you.
3. Do they have somewhat of an idea of what to look for that may be an issue in the properties you are viewing
4. Are they providing you with market statistics for the area.
5. Do you like them... are you able to connect with this agent!
Sohail A. Salahuddin | Broker Associate I Visionary
Innovative Property Consultants Team l Sales and Leasing
Jameson Sothebyâ€™s International Realty
425 W. North Ave. | Chicago, IL 60610
O: 312.929.1565 | C: 312.437.7799 | F: 847.805.6030
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1. What areas to they usually service?
2. Of the Listings they take on, what percent of them sell?
3. What marketing techniques do they use to get a home sold?
4. What makes them different from all the rest?
5. How much of their business is based on referrals?
Another good one might be the average DOM for all of their listings sold in the last 12 months and compare that to the market average.
If it is a buyer asking, ask the Realtor if they refer all of their buyers to Jim Simms for financing, if not, move onâ€¦. no reason to make the process harder than it needs to be.
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You will want someone who is listening to what you say you need and want and then pulling more from you as you look at more places.
References are good but as another has said you won't often see the bad ones. But... look at the references and note just what about that agent the reference refers to. If it is all about numbers and you are a feelings person then that may be a clue.
Of course feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. If you are not looking in an area I know then I'll be glad to make a referral to someone who knows the area you are searching in.