With over 90,000 licenced Realtors currently practicing in Canada, it is no wonder people often have a difficult time choosing which one is right for them. To help with your decision we have compiled a list of a few things you should consider when choosing a Realtor:
1. Don't select your Realtor solely based on their evaluation of your home. Just because they tell you they can sell your house for more doesn't mean they will.
2.Search RECO.on.ca to make sure their licence is in good standing.
3. Ask for a marketing plan. The more exposure your house receives the better chance you will attract more potential buyers.
4. Make sure the Realtor has other team members supporting his/her efforts. Usually the best Realtors are very busy so having knowledgeable assistants or fellow Realtors can be invaluable when you have questions.
5. Honesty is very important. A Realtor must be willing to communicate both positive and negative points to be truly working in your best interest.
6. Make sure you choose a Realtor who is knowledgeable about the area you want to live in. They should have a good understanding of the neighbourhoods, price trends, and schools in the area that you are interested in.
7. Although experience is key, results are even more important. If a Realtor has less experience it does not necessarily translate into fewer results; just make sure you do some research before choosing them.
8. If you are having a difficult time deciding between Realtors, it might be a good idea to contact former clients and ask whether the Realtor is easy to work with, whether they feel they got a good price and whether they would use them again.
9.Find out how much commission they charge and if there are any additional fees. commission is around as well fid hot how much commission they will be paying the cooperating broker.
10. If a contract is required (which is usually the case) make sure you find out all of the terms and obligations in detail: specifically, when the contract ends and if there is an option to cancel.