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Don’t hire a realtor before you ask them these five questions

by John P Wells Assisting Home Buyers and Sellers in North Shore M

If you want to sell your home and you want to sell it fast, it may be in your best interests to hire a realtor who can assist you throughout the whole selling process. However, in today’s economic climate where there are more realtors in the market than there are homes, choosing one who is right for you can be a confusing task.

Of course, you should start by interviewing several realtors to find if you “connect” with someone. But chemistry is not the only variable to consider. If you want to land a reliable realtor like John P. Wells, you must ask the realtors you are interviewing these five essential questions.

Q1. How long have you been in the real estate business, and what has your success rate been regarding home sales over the past 12 months?

The length of time a realtor has been in the business, and their home sale success rate testifies to their expertise in the industry. Of course, you are going to want to work with a realtor who has a high percentage of completed transactions within your home's price range.

Q2. What was the average amount of time it took you to sell those listings?

Comparing market times between the realtors will provide you with an indication of how well they market homes.

Q3. What was your list price to sale price ratio?

Significant differences between original listing prices and ultimate sale prices can be an indication that the list prices quoted at the start  were not realistic.

Q4. What is your online marketing plan to sell my home?

In the United States, the vast majority of home buyers begin their home search on the internet. Therefore, the realtor you choose should have a strong online marketing presence, as well as be visible through social media outlets to reach the broadest possible audience.

Q5. Do you have references you can share from past clients?

References allow you to gain a fresh insight into the day-to-day workings of the realtor. Gathering reputable references will help ensure that you select a competent real estate representative like John P. Wells from Newburyport for your needs.

Finding a good realtor can make your property sale go very smoothly. Just make sure to do your homework and find a realtor that can adequately answer all of your questions. 


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About John P Wells Freshman   Assisting Home Buyers and Sellers in North Shore M

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Joined APSense since, August 6th, 2018, From Newburyport, United States.

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