24 Questions to Ask When Choosing a REALTOR® to Sell Your Home

CEO Khai Intela
Hi there! Are you considering selling your home and looking for the perfect REALTOR® to help you with the process? It's important to choose someone who is experienced, trustworthy, and has your best interests at...

Hi there! Are you considering selling your home and looking for the perfect REALTOR® to help you with the process? It's important to choose someone who is experienced, trustworthy, and has your best interests at heart. To make your decision easier, we have compiled a list of 24 essential questions to ask potential real estate agents before entrusting them with selling your home. Let's dive in!

Is this your full-time job?

It's crucial to work with a REALTOR® who is fully committed to their profession. Ask them if real estate is their primary focus and if they have the time and availability to dedicate to selling your home.

Will you personally answer incoming calls about the property and status inquiries?

Clear communication is essential when selling a home. Inquire whether the REALTOR® will be the primary point of contact for potential buyers and if they will promptly respond to inquiries about your property.

Once I hire you, do I talk to you directly, or am I set up to work with an assistant?

Ensure that you understand who will be handling your transactions and if you will have direct access to the REALTOR® throughout the selling process.

Can you provide me with references or reviews?

Ask the REALTOR® for references from past clients or reviews from satisfied homeowners. This will give you insight into their track record and the quality of service they provide.

Are you a member of the National Association of Realtors?

Membership in the National Association of Realtors is a sign of professionalism and a commitment to high ethical standards. It's beneficial to work with a REALTOR® who is part of this respected organization.

How long must I list my house with you?

Understanding the duration of the listing agreement is important. Ask the REALTOR® about the length of time they recommend for listing your home and their reasoning behind it.

Once I sign the paperwork, will you be giving me a copy?

Ensure that you will receive copies of all relevant documents and agreements for your records. It's essential to have a clear understanding of the terms and conditions of the listing.

Will you allow me to terminate the listing contract if I am not completely satisfied?

Flexibility is key when working with a REALTOR®. Ask if they are open to terminating the contract if you are not satisfied with their services or if unforeseen circumstances arise.

Who will be taking the pictures of my home for the Internet and marketing materials?

High-quality visuals are crucial in attracting potential buyers. Inquire about who will be responsible for capturing appealing photographs of your home for online listings and marketing materials.

Do you have an example of the sign you will place in my yard?

A professional and eye-catching yard sign can make a big difference in attracting potential buyers. Ask the REALTOR® for a sample of the sign that will be placed in your yard.

What type of brochures, flyers, and physical marketing materials do you provide?

Physical marketing materials can be effective in generating interest in your home. Ask the REALTOR® about the brochures, flyers, and other materials they provide to showcase your property.

Is your personal contact information on all of your marketing materials?

Having the REALTOR®'s contact information readily available on marketing materials can make it easier for potential buyers to reach out. Confirm if their personal contact details are included on all marketing materials.

Is your marketing national, international, and global?

Understanding the scope of the REALTOR®'s marketing efforts is essential. Inquire if their marketing strategies target a national, international, or even global audience to maximize exposure for your property.

What is your commitment to technology and continuing your education?

The real estate industry is constantly evolving, and it's important to work with a REALTOR® who stays updated with the latest technology and trends. Ask about their commitment to ongoing education and their utilization of technology in their marketing strategies.

What Internet Marketing and Networking do you do?

In today's digital age, online marketing and networking are crucial for attracting potential buyers. Inquire about the REALTOR®'s internet marketing strategies and their efforts to network with other agents to expand the reach of your listing.

How will you invest in my home by putting a marketing plan into place?

A comprehensive marketing plan is essential for selling your home quickly and at the best possible price. Ask the REALTOR® how they plan to market your property and attract qualified buyers.

Will you use Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to market my home?

Social media platforms offer a wide reach and can be effective tools for marketing your home. Inquire if the REALTOR® utilizes popular social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to promote listings.

Do you have a real estate blog?

A REALTOR® with a real estate blog can provide valuable insights and resources to potential buyers. Ask if they have a blog that showcases their expertise and provides helpful information about the home selling process.

How will you provide guidance for staging and prepping my home?

Staging your home can significantly impact its appeal to potential buyers. Inquire about the REALTOR®'s guidance on staging and prepping your home to showcase its best features.

Do you launch an aggressive "coming soon" campaign?

A well-executed "coming soon" campaign can generate excitement and anticipation among potential buyers. Ask the REALTOR® if they have a strategy for launching a compelling campaign before listing your home.

Will you hold my house open via an "open house"?

Open houses provide an opportunity for potential buyers to view your home firsthand. Inquire if the REALTOR® includes open houses in their marketing plan and how frequently they recommend holding them.

Will you communicate with and show homes to buyers that do not have a real estate agent?

Working with buyers who do not have a real estate agent can expand the pool of potential buyers for your home. Ask if the REALTOR® is open to communicating with and showing homes to unrepresented buyers.

Will you follow up with the agents who show my home to potential buyers?

Following up with agents who have shown your home can provide valuable feedback and insights. Inquire if the REALTOR® has a system in place to follow up with agents and gather feedback on potential buyers.

How often will I get an update and feedback on the status of my home?

Regular updates and feedback are crucial for keeping you informed and involved in the selling process. Ask the REALTOR® how often they will provide updates and feedback on the status of your home.

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We hope these questions will help guide you in choosing the right REALTOR® to sell your home. Remember, it's essential to find someone who is experienced, trustworthy, and dedicated to providing you with exceptional service throughout the selling process. Good luck with your home sale!

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Thank you for considering Jo & Co. as your local realtor and friend. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Thoughtfully written for you by Jordan and the Jo & Co. Team.

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Now that you have all the essential questions to ask when choosing a REALTOR® to sell your home, make sure to take your time and find the perfect match for your needs. Selling your home is a significant decision, and having a trusted and skilled professional by your side can make all the difference. Best of luck with your home selling journey!