When it comes to serious decisions that impact your life, like buying or selling real property, you want to be happy with the choices you make! Authentic communication and teamwork are musts. So my team at our Firm and I sat down and created a short and sweet quiz. We think, on a scale of 1-10, it's a 10; that it can be really useful to buyers, sellers and investors. You can get to know a REALTOR® and the individual you will be employing. Then a mutually beneficial working relationship is sure to be close at-hand.."Interview" a REALTOR ® and Get Happy Results
Rate responses from 1 to 5 (1 = So-So and 5 = Super). Then add up the total.
The REALTOR® you choose should have at least 70 points!
1.How do you like the Real Estate business? What do you like most about it?
2.Are you a REALTOR® member of the Board of REALTORS? And full-time Broker/agent?
3.Tell me a little bit about your background in Real Estate.
4.What can you tell me about your office? (The way an office functions a matter of personal preference. Some folks feel that they like to work with a team for the depth and scope of services. )
5.Whom do you represent? (It is IMPORTANT to know whom your broker represents at all times!)
Do you have a brochure to explain the Law of Agency?
6.Do you have special knowledge of particular market segments...like Energy Efficient Homes? Do you have advanced training and designations? Tell me what this means to me?
7.Do you specialize in any neighborhoods or geographical areas?
8.Will you set aside time to listen to what is important to me and then plan ahead so that we can accommodate our schedules?
9.Are you in this business for the "long haul"? How will you work with me?
10.I've told you something about my buying/selling needs...What is your understanding of what I need? (Has the agent listened to what you say?)
11.Tell me about your marketing and advertising program.
12.Are you a Member of the MLS System? Will my home be listed on the Multiple List? Are you expert on the MLS so you could find me an uncommon property, maybe one with a waterfall on it?
13.Do you provide computer-based consulting and analysis? AND how does this work?
14.Do you have a personal/ office website? A blog? How familiar with the Internet are you? Can you set up virtual tours?
15.Do you work with REALTOR.com? Do you have national market coverage?
16.Will you hold an open house for other agents? (Most professional agents don't hold open houses for the public because statistically open houses do not attract serious buyers.)
17.Do you provide me with contacts to a network of professionals?
18.Can you refer me to an attorney to prepare all legal documents? (LAW in North Carolina)
19.What's one of your favorite Real Estate stories?
20. What's your overall impression of my situation?...
You can only select one REALTOR®; i.e. can only sign a contract with one! So use this quiz,
and pick THE "Right" REALTOR® for YOU. ...and let me know if there are any questions you would like to add to this list!!!
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