You're about to engage in one of the most significant financial transactions of your life. You need to pick a real estate agent that knows what they're doing.
When selling or buying a property, the interview process with a Realtor should be at the top of anyone's priority list, but many people don't have the time to devote to it.
In order to make an informed hiring decision, we recommend that you interview at least 3 of the best real estate agents in your area.
Choosing the right questions to ask in a real estate interview is essential to your success!
- How long have you been a real estate professional for?
- Do you have a typical ratio of list price to sales price?
Be aware that in some cases, market value is irrelevant to the asking price, and ratios are of little use in this scenario. Don't stress yourself out over this question too much. The location of these homes may also be of interest to you. Is the agent knowledgeable about the area you're looking to buy or sell in? This understanding of the area can be quite helpful.
- What's the best marketing plan or strategy you have for my specific situation?
Knowing how the agent will market your property is important for a sale. Is a direct mail campaign right for your business? How frequently and where do they promote themselves? Where do they take pictures? What will they do to get your home ready for the market?
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- Is it possible for you to provide a list of references?
- Is there anything that sets you apart from your competition that you can think of?
All that matters is what you value most in a candidate.
- What is your fee?
- Are you able to provide a guarantee of any kind?
- Do you have any information that I haven't asked you about?
The real estate agent's response to this question is critical. A lot of the time, there's something else you didn't think to question. An agent who takes the time to answer this question and ensures that you are confident in their knowledge and experience is someone you want on your side.
Not all real estate agents are eager to participate in an interview, so try to keep your questions focused on what is most important for you and your situation. Don't interview agents from the same firm, either.
Amir Mojallali works for Century 21 Millennium Inc. as a real estate sales agent who is eager, creative, and dedicated. As a real estate agent, he thrived on the competitive aspect of the industry, and year after year he maintained his position as Canada's top real estate salesman.
Begin the interview process by contacting Amir today!