So your sister just introduced you to her friend Irving, a real estate agent,
and now you can't get rid of him, right? Wrong! Choosing the right person to sell
your home is one of the most important steps of selling. Therefore, choose wisely.
At a minimum, speak with 2 or 3 brokers from different agencies. Ask prospective
brokers the same list of questions, in order to compare their answers. Find out
what they would do to sell your house.
Above all, choose a broker that you
feel comfortable with and like. This person will help you make the biggest sale
of your life, so find someone you think will do a good job!
The following is
a list of questions that may be helpful to ask while speaking with prospective
real estate brokers.
- How many years have you been in business?
how long have you sold houses in this area?
- How many houses did you sell in
the past year?
- What is your commission?
- If I were to work with you, how
would you market my house?
- Will you organize meetings with potential buyers
and will you coordinate them personally?
- Can you give me names and telephone
numbers of other families that have used your services?