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What Questions Do I Ask a Realtor Before Hiring Them?

What Questions Do I Ask a Realtor Before Hiring Them?

Whether you’re preparing to sell your current house or search for your next home, choosing the right real estate agent is key. Asking the right questions before hiring a realtor helps you understand their experience, market expertise and compatibility with your needs. Here are some top questions to ask a realtor for home buyers and sellers:

Key Takeaways:

  • Vet potential realtors thoroughly by asking key questions about experience, specialties, strategies and past performance.
  • Home buyers should focus questions around local expertise, the search process and exclusive representation.  
  • Home sellers want to assess pricing approaches, marketing tactics and negotiations strategies that secure top values quickly.

Questions for Home Buyers

  1. How long have you been in residential real estate sales? Look for 5+ years full-time. This signifies adequate experience through different housing cycles.  
  2. What specific neighborhoods do you specialize in? Local real estate expertise is vital, so ensure they have in-depth familiarity with your desired areas.
  3. What is your process for helping buyers find and purchase homes? cover topics like their communication style, search strategy, negotiation tactics, and more.
  4. Do you represent both buyers and sellers, or exclusively buyers? Exclusive buyer’s agents avoid conflicts of interest and work solely in your best interest.  
  5. What sets you apart from other realtors? See what unique strengths they offer over competitor agents.

Questions for Home Sellers

  1. How do you establish competitive listing prices for homes? Get specifics on their pricing methodology based on comparables, location, features, market timing, etc.
  2. What is your marketing strategy to sell my home quickly and for top dollar? Go beyond just MLS listings and signs in the yard. Discuss open houses, digital strategies and more.  
  3. What concessions do you typically recommend sellers make in our current market? Understand their negotiation suggestions to balance limited days on market with value maximization. 
  4. Can you provide recent examples of homes you’ve sold along with the final sale prices? Review proof of experience securing strong selling prices in your area.
  5. How will you keep me updated on buyer feedback and status updates? Outline their communication process so you’re continually looped in.

Knowing the right questions to ask will ensure you find the most qualified real estate agent for your specific buying or selling needs in 2024.

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What Questions Do I Ask a Realtor Before Hiring Them?
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Maybe you don’t have a home to sell but you’re looking to move to the area. Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or you’ve done it before, Scott Coldwell is the resource you need.

Choosing the right realtor with a good network is key to finding your dream home.

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The team will also teach you how to save thousands when you finally make an offer and buy.

Did you know that 72 things can go wrong when buying a home? Here are just a few on that list.

  • A potential buyer does not tell the truth on the loan application
  • The borrower loses their job
  • Borrower brings in handwritten pay stubs
  • Buyer comes up short of money at closing

You would never find yourself in this situation with the best realtor because they help protect you. Don’t make a mistake by hiring the wrong realtor – choose Scott Coldwell.

Suppose you choose to buy a house that is for sale by the owner without a buyer’s agent. Trying to go it on your own could land you in a mess.

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