Selecting the Right Realtor

Choosing the right Realtor could mean the difference between saving a few dollars or losing thousands. All Realtors are not alike. It’s important to find one that you feel comfortable with and one that is experienced with a proven track record.

You need a REALTOR®
Because real estate transactions are a complicated process and involve legal contracts, you need an expert that is knowledgeable on the rules and regulations to guide you through the process and help you avoid delays and costly mistakes. REALTORS® are members of the National Association of REALTORS®, a trade organization of nearly one million members all across the nation. They must abide by a stringent code of ethics that guarantees their clients receive the highest-level of service and integrity. They are experts in the buying and selling process and know the laws and regulations of the states in which they are licensed.

To help you find the right Realtor for you, ask them the following questions. If you’re satisfied with the answers and feel comfortable with this person, you’ve found the right person to help you in your real estate transaction.

  1. How long have you been in residential real estate sales? Is it your full-time job? (While experience is no guarantee of skill, real estate, like many other professions, is basically OJT (On-the-Job Training).
  1. Are you a REALTORÒ?
  1. What designations do you hold? (Designations, such as GRI and CRSÒ, which require that real estate professionals take additional, specialized real estate training)

  2. How many homes did you and your company sell last year?
  1. How many days did it take you to sell the average home? How did that compare to the overall market?

  2. How close to the initial asking prices of the homes you sold were the final sale prices?
  1. What types of specific marketing systems and approaches will you use to sell my home? (Look for someone who has aggressive, innovative approaches, not just someone who’s going to put a sign in the yard and hope for the best.)
  2. Will you represent me exclusively, or will you represent both the buyer and the seller in the transaction?
  1. Can you recommend service providers who can assist me in obtaining a mortgage, making repairs on my home, and other things I need done?
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