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February 14, 2024

How To Hire a Realtor

Buying or selling a home is one of the biggest decisions you'll ever make. That's why it's so important to choose the right realtor to guide you through the process. With so many realtors out there, how do you know which one is right for you? Here are 20 questions to ask when interviewing potential realtors:

Experience and Qualifications

  1. How long have you been a licensed realtor?
  2. How many homes have you sold in the past year?
  3. What is your average list-to-sale price ratio?
  4. Do you have experience selling homes in my neighborhood?

Marketing and Communication

  1. How will you market my home to potential buyers?
  2. Do you have a team or will you handle all aspects of the sale?
  3. How will you communicate with me during the selling process?
  4. What are your social channels and how are you connected with a national audience?

Pricing and Negotiation

  1. What is your strategy for pricing my home?
  2. How do you handle multiple offers?
  3. How do you handle negotiations with buyers?

Logistics and Services

  1. Do you have experience selling homes in my price range and property type?
  2. How long do your listings typically stay on the market?
  3. Can you provide a detailed breakdown of the selling process?
  4. Do you handle home staging and professional photography?
  5. What is your commission structure?

Additional Considerations

  1. Can you provide references from past clients?
  2. How do you handle open houses?
  3. What challenges do you foresee in selling my home and how will you address them?
  4. What sets you apart from other realtors?

Once you've interviewed a few realtors, you'll be able to narrow down your choices and choose the one who is the best fit for you.

Here are some additional tips for hiring a realtor:

  • Get referrals from friends, family, and neighbors.
  • Read online reviews.
  • Check the realtor's website and social media profiles.
  • Schedule a consultation to meet the realtor in person.
  • Ask questions and get a feel for the realtor's personality and communication style.

Hiring the right realtor can make a big difference in your home buying or selling experience. By taking the time to ask the right questions and do your research, you can find a realtor who will help you achieve your goals. I would love to help you with all your real estate needs, let's chat!

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Britt Kershner | RealtorĀ®
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