Additional Criteria When Hiring a Listing Agent In Connecticut

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Dave Jones Realty, llc. 0789397

Additional Criteria When Hiring a Listing Agent

Most sellers spend a long time considering wether they should sell their home. These same people who have considered all the financial and personal pros and cons of moving hire the first real estate they like. While certainly it;s important to find an agent, you can communicate with the right one.

Before signing with the nice agent who stopped by the community garage sale, interview a few local options. Ask friends and neighbors if they have any recommendations and arrange a sit down visit with the agents. Ask questions, such as 

  • How many homes have you listed and sold in the past year?
  • How do you handle the marketing of the home?
  • Will you hold open houses
  • What kind of offer should i expect? How will you handle multiple offers?

Ask for specific examples of how they have handled difficult situations in the past. What if the appraisal comes in low? How do we negotiate requests for repairs? Most importantly, ask what list price they recommend and why. You should expect a full comprehensive analysis and the agent should be able to answer any questions you have.

Finally, ask for references and call them. Ask the references the tough questions - what did they like and dislike about the agent? Buying or selling a home is typically the largest financial decision of someone's life, hiring the right listing agent is the most important aspect of a successful transaction. Choose the best agent, not just the one that seems nice.

Comments (2)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dave those are very good questions to ask, and that will reveal a lot about the Realtor.

Jun 02, 2022 02:05 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

These are all great points!  Your list is spot on.  If an agent can't share their production, or why they should be selected, NEXT!

Jun 04, 2022 02:48 PM