CHOOSE YOUR AGENT
SUGGESTED QUESTIONS TO ASK PROSPECTIVE
1. How long have you been
selling real estate? What do you know about the
market in Fairway Estates? Do you
live in Fairway Estates?
How many homes have you sold in
Fairway Estates? (I’ve
either listed or sold
225 homes in
2013 representing over $28,000,000 in real estate) NO
ONE ELSE COMES
How many days, on average, does it take to sell a home in my
price range? (ask for proof)
4. What is the list price
to sales price ratio for homes in my price range?
5.Do you share your
listings with other companies and how? Are you a member of
the Real Estate Board and will my property be on Multiple
Listing Service (MLS)? This is
6. Do you use
Highlight Sheets and
Brochure Boxes to promote
all the benefits of my home to buyers and other agents who
will show my home?
7. May I see a
sample of a Highlight
Sheet that you have done?
8. Do you have a “web site”
and will my listing be on the internet ?
9. Do you have
a plan to sell my listing yourself
or do you just rely on
lot of agents are just in the business of taking
listings, a numbers game, and you may just be another
10. Can you provide me with
the names of three clients
whose homes you have sold
11. If I list with you, when
will the marketing begin and exactly what is your marketing
strategy? If you do not do what you say you will,
can I cancel the listing
without any penalty???? (many agents charge $500-$1000 to
cancel or won’t cancel your listing at all)
12. How do you help me
arrive at the "right price"
to ask for? And can you justify
that price in writing? Some agents will suggest a
“high” price in attempts to
get your listing and then begin asking you for price
reductions because the home isn’t selling. This is an
UNETHICAL practice. Ask to see copies of listings of
similar homes and what they have sold for.
13. Do you offer a
14. In summary,
"Why should I list my home with
YOUR HOME and probably your
most important asset, so don't be shy in asking questions to
agents trying to earn your business. If they don't have the
right answers and can't or won't justify their answers,
perhaps it's time to interview another agent.
THIS IS IMPORTANT!
ED SAVARD with
Keller Williams Realty @ (386)
(cell phone, voice mail & text messages)