Darrel Stretch

17 Questions to Ask Before You Sign on the Dotted Line

Following are 16 questions to ask a potential realtor... 

  1. How long have you been an active, full-time realtor in my neighbourhood?
  2. What's the average amount of time one of your listings is on the market before it sells?
  3. How does your average sale price compare to the original price?
  4. How many homes are you currently marketing?
  5. What kind of property do you specialize in?
  6. What can you tell me about your share of the marketplace compared to other realtors in the area?
  7. Do you have a personal staff?
  8. How will you market my home?
  9. Will you help me stage my home?
  10. How will you keep me informed?
  11. What listing price would you recommend for my home and how did you arrive at that price?
  12. What's your pricing/marketing philosophy 30, 60 and 90 days down the road?
  13. What's your commission on a sale?
  14. What professional organizations do you belong to?
  15. Do you have an evaluation that I can review?
  16. Do you have any questions for me?

And one to ask yourself...

  17.  Am I comfortable with this person?

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