Wednesday, June 13, 2018 / by Bret Johnson
What Should You Ask an Agent You’re Looking to Hire?
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Today’s topic stems from a listing appointment I took earlier in the week. A seller hired us and had some great questions to ask us, and when all was said and done, they wanted to know what other questions they should have asked when interviewing agents to sell their home. Let’s face it—picking an agent is a critical decision that could potentially cost or save you thousands of dollars.
That inspired me to create a list of questions that agents hate to be asked. The answers they give will indicate what you can expect from them. In real estate, as in life, not all things are created equal.
1. “What makes you different?” It is a much tougher market today than it was a decade ago. Now we have some unique marketing plans, programs, and technology available that agents use to help your home stand out favorably next to other competing homes. What will this agent offer you that other agents will not?
2. “Do you have buyers for my property?” This seems obvious, but many sellers do not think to ask it. As a seller, all you really need is a buyer. If an agent can present to you or prove that they have buyers currently in waiting for a home like yours, it stands to reason that it will be a much less stressful and much more expedient process. Do not be afraid to ask them for proof.
These are just two of the 10 questions I compiled for my list. If you would like to see the full list, visit my website. And for any other questions you might have, feel free to reach out to me. I would be glad to help you.