Questions You May Not Have Considered When Choosing a Realtor®

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams of Central PA RS334568

So, you've decided that it's time to sell your home. 

Do you feel caught on a Ferris Wheel frenzy?


You've put on your safety goggles and plunged into de-cluttering your closets and even wrestled with the contents of your garage and then you face the most arduous task of all...which Realtor® do I call to list my home?

Choosing an agent is, in fact, choosing a 'short-term-business-partner' - 

Of course, you'll sit down and have a face-to-face discussion.  The agent will likely have some kind of listing information to share with you.  You may be impressed with the sparkle and shine of a refined presentation and you may even feel a bit overwhelmed and confused by the extent of the content.

This brings me to a crucial point -

Think to yourself -

- What is my initial impression?  
- Were they on time? Prepared? Organized? 
- Do I feel that this person is knowledgeable, honest, straightforward, trustworthy, and can achieve the desired result?
- Did this person leave space for my questions/thoughts?
- Do I feel comfortable with this person's communication style?
- Did they listen?
- Do I think they're passionate?
- Can I truly see myself entering into a short-term-business with this person as my partner?

Choosing the Realtor® that is the best fit for you is a profound balance of utmost professionalism mingled with trust as you walk through the process together until 'Sold' and beyond...

I welcome your questions and thoughts.  Feel free to Contact Me and thank you for reading my blog post.

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Re-Blogged 4 times:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
  1. Roy Kelley 01/23/2018 01:00 AM
  2. Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties 11/11/2017 05:10 PM
  3. Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers 11/14/2017 03:24 AM
  4. Gabe Sanders 11/17/2017 11:50 PM
Topic:
Home Selling
Location:
Pennsylvania Cumberland County Carlisle

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Rainmaker
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
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Alan May - I appreciate you stopping by to share your response to my blog post.

Nov 10, 2017 08:11 AM #41
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Maria Sapio
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Jeanne Gregory - What precious words to hear from the lips of your client and what special words for you to tuck away for always!

Nov 10, 2017 08:13 AM #42
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Make sure the Realtor asking you the right questions to find out what you need and what you want in a house

Nov 10, 2017 11:38 AM #43
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Bob Force (REALTOR®)
Century 21 - Redwood Realty - Mount Airy, MD
The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate

Good list to keep in mind, review daily, and than again before meeting the prospect.

Nov 10, 2017 12:15 PM #44
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Very good post Maria. Thinking through the process for every client is critical for success and the choice of the right realtor.

Nov 11, 2017 06:56 AM #45
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Maria Sapio
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Dave Halpern - There's a fine balance between asking questions and listening to the response, as well as listening for the unspoken...
Thank you for your response to my post.

Nov 11, 2017 07:52 AM #46
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Maria Sapio
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Bob Force (REALTOR®) - Thank you for your gracious comment on my blog post.

Nov 11, 2017 07:53 AM #47
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR - The process must be grounded in a desire to have the client's best interest at heart - and learning to be attentive to their individual needs/desires.  Thank you so much for sharing your response to my post.

Nov 11, 2017 07:54 AM #48
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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Each client is different and discovering the needs first helps make a connection and a bond. Good post, Maria.

Nov 11, 2017 05:11 PM #49
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Maria Sapio Those are great list of questions to consider when choosing a Realtor.

Nov 11, 2017 06:46 PM #50
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Lou Ludwig
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Maria

Congratulations on a well deserved feature for your post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Nov 11, 2017 09:17 PM #51
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
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Thank you Debbie Reynolds for stopping by and sharing your response to my post.

Nov 12, 2017 09:38 AM #52
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Maria Sapio
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Thank you John Pusa for taking the time to stop by and comment on my post.

Nov 12, 2017 09:39 AM #53
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Maria Sapio
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Thank you Lou Ludwig for your continued well wishes and encouragement!

Nov 12, 2017 09:40 AM #54
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MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
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Often clients may like an agent, however they may forget to ensure that agent is the best fit for their particular job.

Nov 12, 2017 12:20 PM #55
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Maria Sapio
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Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900 - No doubt about it...there must be a fine balance between competence/professionalism and trust!

Nov 12, 2017 12:22 PM #56
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Maria Sapio "Were they on time? Prepared? Organized? - Do I feel that this person is knowledgeable, honest, straightforward, trustworthy, and can achieve the desired result? - Did this person leave space for my questions/thoughts?"

Right on target - and - re-blog!

Nov 14, 2017 03:23 AM #57
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Maria Sapio
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers  I am so very honored that you have chosen to re-blog my post...thank you!

Nov 14, 2017 03:59 AM #58
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Do they Listen ?   Can this be a business partnership ? BIG  Questions   that deserve answers before you begin this relationship.

Nov 18, 2017 03:56 AM #59
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
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I saw this from a reblog this morning - I can't believe I missed it the first time!

Entering a relationship of any kind works best when both parties trust each other, listen and care. These are good things to look for when interviewing agents to help sell a home.

Jan 23, 2018 03:14 AM #60
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