Discovering an exceptional REALTOR®:
Proactivity, preparedness, local market expertise, and strong communication skills are key indicators.
But perhaps one of the most important qualities that sets them apart is their ability to remain calm in any situation. The ability to stay composed and level-headed can really make a difference when you’re buying or selling a home, providing expert guidance throughout the entire process.
Here are 5 key questions to ask when choosing your REALTOR®:
1. Can you explain the timeline of a sale from start to finish?
Topics like showings, offers, home inspections and the closing process are a good place to start. An experience REALTOR® will give you the knowledge you need to make informed decisions.
2. How will you determine a list price for my home?
It's important to find a REALTOR® who has in-depth knowledge of current conditions in your local real estate market. A sound Comparative Market Analysis will determine a competitive list price for your home.
3. What marketing systems will you use to sell my home?
A strategic approach that includes professional photos, video, a strong online presence and direct mail is vital in attracting the right buyers for your home.
4. Can I contact your 3 most recent clients?
Yes, you can (and should) ask for references. Discover the right fit for your needs by reaching out to former clients who should be happy to vouch for a REALTOR®'s character, skills and performance.
5. What professional contacts do you have?
A REALTOR®'s network is crucial. You'll require the services of lenders, lawyers, inspectors, contractors and service providers during the sale of your home, and beyond.
Reach out anytime if you would like to learn more about me and my business, and find out if we would be a good fit.