Realtor Selection ~ Top 10 Check List

Welcome to class today, it’s an important session on home selling…the agent/REALTOR selection.

Selecting the right REALTOR may be like selecting the right attorney  …unfortunately you don’t realize you’ve made a mistake until it’s too late!

When it comes to the REALTOR selection check out the Top 10 Agent Evaluation checklist!

  1. Was the REALTOR well informed, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and have a professional demeanor? I realize that’s a lot in one question,  but is this someone you could see representing you in the sale of your home?
  2. Did the REALTOR demonstrate a willingness to be of service to you,  rather than just going through the motions?
  3. Was the REALTOR detailed when viewing your home, taking note of the specifics?
  4. Did the REALTOR provide you with any data/reports, general marketing or company information  in advance of your meeting?
  5. Similarly, did the agent review with you a detailed pricing report of  homes currently for sale and recently sold in your neighborhood? What about the surrounding areas?
  6. Did the REALTOR ask you for copies of your must current property/loan documents? Or did the REALTOR have copies (himself/herself) of items that were a matter of public record?
  7. Was the REALTOR (or company) personally referred to you by a close friend or family member? Or did the REALTOR provide you with a list of current references (contact info) of other home sellers?
  8. Did the agent demonstrate a willingness to make suggestions when it comes to staging your home for sale, or helpful marketing strategies?
  9. Does the REALTOR have an online presence? A written marketing plan that included online marketing?
  10. Was the agent on time? And, after much discussion, do you feel this REALTOR would have your best interest at heart?

Good luck!

Written by Class Instructor: Lynda Eisenmann

I maintains an active residential re-sale brokerage in Brea, CA, located in Orange County, about 20 minutes north of Disneyland. Contact Lynda directly at (714) 595-1494, or Lynda@PreferredHomeBrokers.comCA License #00402040

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