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Michael Rose…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL

What are the top three questions you should ask any broker you interview to sell your home?

Asked by Michael Rosenblum, Chicago, IL Tue Nov 26, 2013

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Whaddya charge?
Can you get the job done?
When can I start packing?
2 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 27, 2013
Why hire you?
What's your marketing/negotiating plan?
What price will I most likely sell at based on the comps.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 26, 2013
1) Why should I hire you over another broker?

2) What is your comprehensive marketing plan?

3) What do you know about this neighborhood, and how my home compares to it's competition? (Every interview should be at your home, and prospective broker given the time and info needed to fully answer)
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 26, 2013
Michael,

The three questions you should ask are:
1. What experience & success do you have in the specific neighborhood?
2. How do you plan to market the property?
3. How & how often will you communicate updates?

Good luck with your sale.
Martha Dorfler
RE/MAX Excels
630-513-3176
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 9, 2014
How often do you communicate with the seller?
Marketing Plan.
Price and what happens if it has not sold in 30 days.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Dec 11, 2013
What is your success rate
Are you often available to answer questions regarding details about the home and accompany the showings if needed to make the potential buyer comfortable in knowing this is the house they desire.

Call me to find out more
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker Evanston
1-800-858-7917
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 9, 2013
I'd ask what needs to be improved in the house.
Also - how you could help with the selling process.
The most critical agent with a specific marketing plan (local expertise is a pre-requisite) should be the one!

Hope this helps,

Irina Karan
Beachfront Realty, Inc.
IrinaKaran@gmail.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 8, 2013
Hello Michael,

Ask what kind of experience and results he/she has with selling Chicago properties.

Also see if you can talk to some of his/her clients to get a good recommendation.

Most importantly, meet face-to-face with the broker and show him/her your property to see firsthand if there is a good fit.

Just let me know if you would like my help.

Thanks,
John Meyers, Meyers Realty
e: JohnMeyers@MeyersRealty1.com
c: 847-533-7115
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 28, 2013
Why hire you?
What's your marketing/negotiating plan?
What price will I most likely sell at based on the comps.
what will be approximately closing cost ?

Best Regards
Manoj Jakhar
847-791-3216
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 27, 2013
What is magic about three? This is more important than three questions would imply.

How many homes did you list in my area last year?
How many of them sold?
What was the ratio on the sold ones list vs sale price?
How long have you been a Realtor?
Do you have any other job other than being a Realtor?

Jim Simms
NMLS # 6395
JSimms@cmcloans.com
Financing Kentucky One Home at a Time
I answer questions about financing real estate based on my decades of experience dealing with mortgage underwriters. This answer is my personal opinion, has not been reviewed or approved by the company I work for. I do not offer legal or tax advice, if you need answers from an attorney or CPA find one knowledgeable in your local market.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 27, 2013
A home owner has FIVE extremely important questions that must be answered. Most home owners don't know these questions but recognize them when they see them.
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Phil did an exceptional, and light hearted, way of presenting the information.
1. What's it cost
2. How long will it take
3. Can you get the job done
4. secret
5. bigger secret
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Of course I'm not going to give the other two, and they ARE NOT contained in the previous responses.
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The magic exists in satisfiyng the questions without the home owner asking.
Present the list of five imporant questions and they will say, "Oh, I guess we should ask what you charge?" When that question becomes the least important to the homeowner...you know you've delivered your message. Now, just don't wreck the train.

Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
727.420.4041
Move to the Front of the Line
(http://FirstLookHomes.com)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 27, 2013
In addition to the fine answers below by my peers, one of the more important questions is how much are you going to charge?

Sari Levy
http://www.lucidrealty.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 27, 2013
What is your recent experience in my area/building?
Will you personally attend all showing?
What type of marketing program would my property have?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 26, 2013
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