Thinking of Selling Your Home? 10 Questions to Ask Your Realtor.
Here is a list of 10 questions to ask your Realtor before selling your home. There are several excellent reasons for selecting a professional Real Estate Agent to handle the sale of your property. Therefore, we have compiled a list of important questions to ask when interviewing your agent.
Do You Sell Real Estate Full Time?
To begin with, the answer to this question should be yes! For example, this questions is intended to ensure the agent you hire has enough knowledge of the market and a flexible schedule to meet your needs. You want to make sure the agent you hire is industry savvy, has vast knowledge of the market and is willing to advocate for your best interest. All of the agents at The Kolb Team work full time and love helping their clients.
Are You a Solo Agent or Part of a Team?
If you work with a team, you get multiple professionals for the price of one. Consequently, you have access to many real estate professionals for the same cost of hiring a solo agent who is trying to perform all of the tasks. In the first place, many teams have systems in place, specific tasks are likely delegated. In particular, this means if you are selling a home with a team, who has a marketing professional on staff you should feel confident they’ll know what marketing strategies will work to sell your home.
Accordingly, every member of The Kolb Team is a licensed agent with different specialties. Becky Kolb is a master at working with sellers and getting top dollar for your house. Carey Kolb works with both buyers and sellers. Trish Kolb primarily works with buyers and is the Director of Marketing. Lynette Messick works with both buyers and sellers. Consequently,The Kolb Team also has 2 dedicated transactions managers, Anne Annis and Helen Eide, each will guide you through the selling process effortlessly.
How Many Homes Did You Sell Last Year?
Typically, the average real estate agent sells 3 homes per year. Conversely, The Kolb Team sold over 330 homes and over $100 Million in Real Estate.
Where do You Rank in Your Office and Community?
The Kolb Team has been in the top 10% of not only our Keller Williams office but also in the Phoenix Metro area. Consequently, for the first quarter of 2019 Becky Kolb was ranked #14 in sales out of 13K agents in the East Valley. By the way, our closest competition ranked #41!
What is Your Policy on Open Houses?
Of the 10 questions to ask your realtor this particular questions is very important. As a rule, hosting open houses in a retirement community is very important. Thus, giving your home some great exposure to the public. We rotate through our listing inventory and hold open houses each weekend. Thus, our open houses are “events” which are heavily promoted through different forms of media.
What is Your Ratio of Sales Price to List Price?
The list to sale is a sales metric used by real estate professionals to establish whether homes are selling more or less than the asking price in the local market. Likewise, it is a tool to help buyers, sellers and real estate agents to determine a strategy in negotiations. Subsequently, The Kolb Teams sales to list price is 98%.
How Often Will I Hear From You?
In short, 10 questions you should ask your realtor, how often will I hear from you? This is an important question. You want to know your agent will be on top of things during your home selling process. As an example, if your are working with The Kolb Team, you can expect to receive regular communication. You will receive market updates, and your agent will review the marketing reports with you. Also, a member of The Kolb Team is always available to address any questions you may have.
Do You Use a Professional Photographer? Stager? Who Pays for it?
We have all heard the saying, ” a picture is worth a thousand words”. Incedently, this is very true when it comes to marketing your home for sale. You only get one chance to make a first impression. Typically, the first time a buyer sees your home is online. Therefore, your photos should be magazine worthy. This service is included with all of our listings and is provided at no charge to you.
How Many Hours per Day Do You Prospect to Find a Buyer for My Home?
Each of our agents are constantly prospecting for buyers for our listings. Coupled with our great marketing strategy and online presence the search never stops until we find a buyer for your home.
What Percentage of Your Accepted Contracts Close?
On average, 98% of our accepted contracts close.
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