How many of your listings have sold?
What percentage was the sale price to the original listing price?
How many homes have you sold in my neighborhood?
But at the end of the day, follow that little inner voice that tells you what you should or shouldnâ€™t do.
If you have a 5 year old kid introduce them to the realtors and ask them which one is best.
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So do not google an agent's name, google their listings to see if they are being marketed correctly with vivid, color photos and lots of details.
A few additional tips:
1. The person that sold the most houses in the last year is not necessarily the best person for the job; you might be just a number to them - you want them to care. The person who sold only a couple houses in the last year is not the best person for the job....you might even have more experience than them, why would you pay for their advice?
2. The person with the best "lines" and sales pitches is not likely to be the best person for you. High pressure tactics will only work to sell you - not to sell your buyer because they have an agent working on their behalf to insulate them from those tactics.
3. Marketing is not the most important job the REALTOR does, because as a community we pretty much have this down to a science... but do ask for examples of how they marketed homes that they will market your home. Things that are important: MLS exposure - even though this is assumed, don't assume it. Ask to read some listings that your agent did, and explain what will be similar and what will be different about how they will do your listing. Photos sell. Just last night I had a conversation with some agents in which we decided "Web Appeal" is the new "Curb Appeal". You want to be on the many web sites that consumers use and you want to have a great description, and good photos - assuming your property photographs well. A trashed foreclosure is not going to get the professional photos and brochure - they aren't.... so don't "assume" by going on my web site and looking to see that some of my listings don't have many photos. Ask. A home under construction is probably not photographing too well.... again, ask, don't assume.
4. Ask for examples of recent challenges in the market, and how the agent reacted.
5. Ask for examples of a client that is hard to work with.... this will give you many insights - not just to the agent but to what they expect of you.
I hope this helps. Best of luck to you.