Monday, April 28, 2008

20 Questions to ask your agent before you hire him!

Important Questions to Ask an Agent Before Listing Your Home for Sale

  • Do you have an active real estate license in good standing?

  • How long have you been licensed as an agent?

  • Why do you think I should list with you?

  • What professional designations do you hold?

  • What party will you represent -- the buyer or the seller?

  • What services do you offer?

  • Do you belong to an online homebuyer's search service?

  • Have you listed or sold in my neighborhood lately?

  • How will you price my home?

  • How will you market my home?

  • How will you keep in contact with me during the selling process, and how often?

  • What is your fee?

  • Will you cooperate with buyers' brokers?

  • What share of commission will you offer a cooperating broker who finds the buyer?

  • What awards have you won?

Important Questions to Ask Yourself About the Agent

  • Is the agent a good listener?

  • Is the agent accessible?

  • Is the agent part-time or full-time?

  • Is the agent cooperative and enthusiastic, or rude and arrogant?

  • Do you think you can have a good working relationship with the agent?
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