Questions to Ask a Realtor

  • What is your real estate background and experience? How will it help me?

 

  • Do you work in real estate full-time? How accessible are you? How can I reach you?

 

  • Do you have a team and what roles do they play?

 

  • What have you done to improve your professional skills, such as professional designations?

 

  • What kind of educational background and prior business experience do you have that has prepared you for your career in real estate?

 

  • How many transactions have you personally completed in the last twelve months? May I please see a list of addresses? What was the average days on market? What was the average price?

 

  • Will you supply me with a list of references for my review?

 

  • Will you give me the name and phone numbers of at least one client whose home you failed to sell in the last six months?

 

  • Describe how you will help me in properly presenting my home for sale.

 

  • Tell me in detail how you plan to market my property. Why is this approach effective?

 

  • How often will you send reports on showings and feedback from other agents and marketing activity on my property?

 

  • If I don’t like your performance may I cancel our listing agreement at any time with no strings attached?

 

  • Give me three good reasons why I should choose you over all the other reputable agents in town.