â€¢ Are you a full-time or part-time real estate agent?
â€¢ How many years have you been in the real estate business?
â€¢ Is your license in good standing?
â€¢ How many homes have you sold in your career?
â€¢ How many homes have you sold in my area last year? â€¦this year?
â€¢ How does that number of sales compare to the statistics of the National Association of
â€¢ What is your educational background?
â€¢ Do you offer any guarantees? What are they?
â€¢ May I call some of your past clients?
â€¢ What kind of experience and training do you have in negotiating?
â€¢ Can we get out of the listing without a hassle if weâ€™re not pleased with your services? (Ask if
a clause to that effect can be written into your agreement.)
Will you design a written marketing plan specifically for our property?
â€¢ Where does your company rank among other companies in the area?
â€¢ Are you a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORSÂ®? Are you a member of the local
Board of REALTORSÂ®?
â€¢ Are you a member of the MLS?
â€¢ Does your company have a widely-recognized logo that will call more attention to our home?
â€¢ How often will you be in touch with us from the time we hire you until escrow closes?
â€¢ Do you personally or does your company spend money on advertising?
â€¢ Specifically what type of advertising will you use to sell our home?
â€¢ If youâ€™re not personally available, what support do you have in place to take care of my
â€¢ What do you do, if anything, to help prepare our home for sale?
â€¢ Do you market within as well as outside the real estate profession?
â€¢ Will you invest time marketing specifically to homeowners in this area to find out if they
know someone who would like to live in this neighborhood?
â€¢ Will you hold Open Houses? How effective are your Open House strategies?
â€¢ Will you do Direct Mailings about my property? How many? How often?
â€¢ Will you personally handle all contract negotiations?
â€¢ What commission rate do you charge?
â€¢ In the current market, at what price do you think our home will sell?
â€¢ Will you prepare a comparative market analysis for our home?