Key Questions To Ask a REALTOR'
Below is a list of key questions that are important to ask
any real estate agent
with whom you are considering listing your home.
Are you a REALTOR'?
Not everyone who sells real estate is a REALTOR'. The term REALTOR' identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS' and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics. All RE/MAX Associates are licensed REALTORS as well as members of their local REALTOR' associations.
How do you go about determining the listing price? Do I get to make the final decision on what the listing price will be?
In regards to the strategic pricing of your home, a REALTOR' should refer to comparable market data, price appreciation and current market trends and work with you to derive an asking price. You the seller have the final decision on the listing price, and the objective is to get the highest price for your home. Pricing is the most critical step to selling your home. Take great care in choosing an agent with the knowledge to price your home effectively. Keep in mind the selling price should attract prospective buyers to your home and get you top dollar in the current market. Be realistic and avoid 'yes agents', who will say 'yes' to any request or price while your home languishes on the market. Lowball agents will try to talk you into an artificial price simply to sell as fast as possible.
Who will answer the consumer inquiries made on my home?
It is very important that your listing agent who is the expert on your home is the person responsible for answering all questions about your home. This is because your listing agent is the most knowledgeable and can answer questions in the most accurate fashion. In traditional real estate companies any agent regardless of experience can respond to inquiries made on your home. In fact they may never have even seen your home.
Do you offer relocation services if I am looking to purchase or sell a home out of state?Through the RE/MAX Relocation Program and Referral Network, your listing agent can assist you in moving to any part of the world and can refer you to a seasoned real estate professional in your area of interest.