Smart Questions to ask the Realtors you are interviewing

Real Estate Agent with Manager Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 01179251

Here are some questions you may come across and should be prepared to answer when sitting down with your potential sellers.

Original content by Bill Gassett 91362

These questions will go along way in determining if you are going to hire a PRO or not!

1. How long have you been selling real estate?

2. How many homes did you sell last year as seller's agent?

3. Of the homes you sold last year, again as a seller's agent, what was the average number of days from the   original list price to the accepted offer?

4. What was the average ratio between the listing price and the selling price?

5. What kind of market share do you and your company have?

6. Do you have a personal assistant?

7. What is your experience selling homes in my town?

8. Can you provide me with at least 3 recent references?

9. I have read the Internet is an extremely valuable tool. How will you market my home online?

10. Do you have your own personal website for marketing homes?

11. Do you have a Real Estate blog and if so is it ranked highly by Google?

12. When a buyer calls on my home will you ALWAYS be the one they speak with?

13. How will you communicate with me regarding your efforts?

14. How readily accessible will you be?

15. Once the offer is accepted will you be attending all the inspections?

16. How will you verify that the buyer is qualified to buy my home?

17. What are your fee structures and why?


Here is also a list of the top 10 mistakes to avoid when selling your Massachusetts home.



About the Author: The above smart questions to ask the Realtors you are interviewing was provided by Bill RE/MAX Executive Realty Hopkinton Real EstateGassett, a Nationally recognized leader in his field. Bill can be reached via email at or by phone at 508-435-5356. 

Have a home to sell in Metrowest Mass? I have a passion for Real Estate and love to share my marketing expertise! 

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Comments (2)

Carol West
Carol West Real Estate, LLC - Hillsboro, OR
Real Estate Agent, Hillsboro, Beaverton, Portland

If only everyone provided the service most realtors do in all businesses. 

Carol West, Broker


Jun 14, 2010 12:30 PM
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

Erol thanks for re-blogging my article. I am glad you found it useful.

Jun 15, 2010 01:16 AM