Northside Realty share the questions to ask a real estate agent at your property appraisal to make sure you get the best house price possible.
Have you wondered if there’s a rock-solid way to tell if you’ve got the right real estate agent for you before signing a contract? We’ve put together a guide on all the questions you should ask to make sure you’re not getting stuck with a dud.
Our top Questions to ask your agent
How long have you been selling real estate?
While plenty of competitors will claim that their agency has 20 years of combined experience, be sure to check that that combined experience isn’t just 20 people with one year! Ask How long that agent has been selling for.
How long have you been selling real estate with your current company?
Be sure to check that the agent has built a network of potential buyers in the local area at a local company and isn’t newer to town than you are.
Can you show me your recent sales in my local area?
Years of experience are only as good as the sales that come with them and asking about what sales have recently been completed and looking at recent sales prices are a great way to gauge both the market and skill of the agent.
Can you provide me with your latest seller reviews?
Having a great communication and rapport with clients is oftentimes just as important to a sales process as a stream of buyers and slick marketing materials.
What would you recommend I do before the house goes on the market and why?
Familiarity with the local market means that agents are the best resources when it comes to knowing what buyers are looking for. If your agent isn’t familiar with these buyer preferences, they may recommend costly and stressful home improvements, when it would have sold as is.
How much is my house worth in today’s market?
Any good real estate agent should have extensive knowledge of the local area and what similar houses have been selling for. At your property appraisal you should be able to expect an honest price estimate as well as recommendations on minor changes to make to increase the sale price.
Please explain how you would sell my house and why?
Getting clear expectations of what to expect, how long the process could take and what the agent’s expectations are of you is a fantastic thing to make clear early in your engagement.
What is your commission?
It’s important to know how much of your sale price will go to paying the agent, especially since not all agents charge the same commission rates. It’s also imperative to find out if there are any upfront costs or costs if the property doesn’t sell, so you aren’t caught off guard and left feeling uneasy.
Why should we use you rather than your competitors?
This is a simple question that the agent should be able to articulate clearly and with minimal effort the reasons why they would be a great fit for your home sale.
Questions to ask a real estate agent at your property appraisal
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