Fort Lauderdale Real Estate
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Interviewing and Finding the Right Realtor !
Things you may wish to discuss in this new real estate market. Please don't be afraid to ask, selling your home is a team effort.
Are you a full-time real estate agent?
If you want as many buyers as possible to see your home your agent needs to be working full-time.
How long have you worked full time in real estate?
Years in any business will never guarantee a level of service but in a business that has gone through the ups and downs of real estate longevity is a sign that superior result have kept clients coming.
How many buyer transactions did your team represent last year?
Hiring the agent with the most signs out means you hired the biggest listing agent in your area. As a seller finding the agents who work with buyers is important.
Are you licensed as a real estate agent or a broker?
As in an career, the most well trained professionals are very often the most successful.
Have your earned the E-Pro designation from the National Association of Realtors?
With 80% of buyers going to the internet first, having an agent who has been trained on internet marketing can make all the difference in the successful sale of your home.
Do you have administrative staff on your team to help handle different aspects of the transaction ?
If your agents job is to be out selling your home, who is going to be available if they are busy. A real estate team is a huge advantage so that there is always someone available when important issues come up, or a second potential buyer calls at the same time as the first.
How will you and your staff communicate with me ?
Communication has changed and as the customer it is up to you to decide how you best wish to stay abreast of what is going on. From email reports, to web site access, to a phone call the choice is yours.
Do you have a website that will help to market my home?
When an agent is asked this question, especially in this Fort Lauderdale Real Estate market where so many buyers come from out of the area, you want to be looking for a strong educated answer. You want them to be proud of their web presence and proud of what it will do to help sell your home.
Will you give me names of past clients?
Look for agent's testimonials, people who will go out of their way to write a thank you note are usually pretty pleased with the service they received
How would you price our home in this tough Fort Lauderdale real estate market to make sure we get top dollar ?
Price is certainly a factor in determining if a home sells quickly, or at all. Discuss with your agent how they created the market analysis of your home. When selecting an agent try to think beyond just selected the one who gave you the highest price.
What would you ask me to do today to help my home sell better ?
This is certainly going to put any agent on guard, but the answer is one every seller needs to hear. If an agent is willing to take a listing simply to have another sign up, or condo to advertise than this may be the wrong agent for you. Find an agent who can deliver honesty and whom you can work with to achieve a sucesssful transaction. If the agent makes a few simple suggestions to help your property show better this is most likely the start of a good team effort.
At Eric Miller and Associates we are ready to interview to be your Fort Lauderale Realtor.
Call us today at (954) 383-8170.