Before saying, “You’re hired,” when interviewing a real estate agent to represent you, you’ll want to be sure they possess the hallmarks of a worthy candidate. To that end, today I’m sharing three questions you should ask any potential hire:
- What is your list-to-sales-price ratio? In our local market, this figure varies considerably—it could be anywhere from 93% to 95%. On average, our team’s ratio is at about 97%, which means we’re helping sellers net 2% to 4% more on their sale.
- What are you going to do differently to get my home sold? Get an idea of the kind of unique touch they’ll give to marketing your home. It’s not enough for them to simply put your home on the MLS, stick a sign in your front yard, and hold an open house. You need to know, in no uncertain terms, what they’ll do to sell your home with a high degree of competency.
- How many homes have you sold so far this year? Believe or not, the average agent has sold a paltry total of three homes on the year. Unlike the average agent, we at the Roth Team have sold 200 homes and counting in 2019.
Given that this is the largest financial transaction of your life, it’s infinitely important for you to be happy with the agent you choose to go with. If you have any questions you’d like to ask us, go ahead and give us a call. We’d be happy to serve your real estate needs!