Are you hiring that agent because he/she is a "top producer?"
If you are, please read this first and think twice!
Does your agent play the "numbers game?"
Hiring a so-called "Top Producer" won't get your home sold faster. "Top Producers" are in the "numbers game!" You know they......list hundreds of properties in hopes that half will sell!
So you should be asking: "what is his/her "closing ratio?"
When you hire me, you don't get hype, sound bites, or lines--you get the truth. And if the truth is not what you want to hear--I will say it anyway! And if you don't like what you are hearing, then I will kindly suggest you find another agent. I have always considered myself a Real Estate advisor and counselor and not just a sales agent.
When a client hires me, he/she hires me to explore all the options available to them and guide them through the process of buying a home or selling their property. I don't play the "numbers game!" The game of taking hundreds of listings and hoping that half will sell.
When I list a property-I intended to do what you hired me to do.....that is to SELL IT! When you hire me as your Buyer-Broker--I intend to do what you hired me to do--find you your next home!
Many real estate agents will try to open as many escrows as possible and if 50% close---well, that's good enough for them---but a 50% closing ratio is not good enough for me! What about the other 50%--they deserve service. I am proud to say that I have a 99% closing ratio. I would have a 100% Closing Ratio but sometimes there are circumstance that no one can control: like, the buyers getting fired from their jobs, unstable lending guidelines, and even natural disasters can cause a transaction not to close. While there are many circumstance no one can control--they can be mitigated and sometimes, with a savvy real estate agent, can even be saved.
My motto is: "I never open an escrow I can't Close!" If you open an escrow with me--you bet it's going to close! Many real estate professionals are very good at getting people to sign a contracts, which is only half the job, but very few have closing skills to take the transaction to final step....To Closing.
And ultimately, that is why you hired me--to close the transaction."