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    13 Questions to Ask a Real Estate Agent When Selling Your Home

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    When selling your home, a Realtor’s word-of-mouth reputation and personal references are important, but choosing a Realtor should be seen, first and foremost, as a business decision. Your Realtor is your representative with whom you will share a lot of time as well as personal and financial information with, so it needs to be someone you feel comfortable with and trust. It’s smart to be choosy! A great Realtor can help sell your home faster, and for more money. Choose poorly, and your listing might become stale, then the lowballing bargain hunters come circling—it’s not pretty.

    With this in mind, interviewing potential Realtors is a critical, but often overlooked, step in the process of selling your home. We recommend interviewing three different brokerages to see who aligns best with you personally and professionally. Below are some common interview questions to guide you on the quest to sell your home.

    1. How many homes have you sold in the last year?
    2. Are you a year round resident and full time realtor?
    3. What sets you apart from other realtors?
    4. What are the market conditions and how does it effect me?
    5. How close to the asking price have you gotten for the homes you have sold?
    6. What is the average number of days it takes you to sell a home?
    7. What strategies will you use to market my home?
    8. What marketing strategies are unique to you?
    9. Do you have a professional photographer?
    10. Do you work as part of a team?
    11. What kind of support do you have to help you handle all your transactions?
    12. What will you charge to sell my home and why?
    13. How will you communicate with me regarding the progress of my home’s sale?

    When you’re ready to sell your home, Chisum Realty Group would like to interview to be your Realtor. Contact one of our Listing Specialists at 575.377.2321 to learn what makes us different.

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    6 Responses to “13 Questions to Ask a Real Estate Agent When Selling Your Home”

    • Mark Murphy

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      I really appreciate your tip to ask what kind of marketing strategy your realtor is going to use when they sell your house. My wife and I have been thinking of getting a new house, and we are concerned that no one will see our current house on the market. I will be sure to ask our realtor how they will market our house!

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      • Tara Chisum

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        Thanks Mark for the comment and we’re glad you found the information useful. Where are you located? If needed, we would be happy to suggest a quality Realtor in your area.

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    • Retoolz

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      Thanks to this website for bringing comprehensive information to the audience and adding new things to the Internet. Hope to get more of this line of information in future as well.

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    • Steele Honda

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      Thanks for pointing out that interviewing potential Realtors is a critical, but often overlooked, step in the process of selling your home. My husband and I are thinking about buying a new home because we want a bigger space to live in instead of the small apartment we have right now. I think that interviewing a real estate agent would be smart so that we could choose who could help us find the right house for us and help make the process a little bit easier.

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      • Tara Chisum

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        We’re glad you found this information useful! All Realtors are not created equal and you have to comfortable with whomever you choose.

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    • Sophia Slate

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      Thank you for stating that when hiring a real estate agent, you should ask them if they work with a team. My husband and I are tired of living in a small apartment and want to buy a house, and need a real estate agent to help us. I will definitely keep all of your great tips and information in mind when hiring a real estate agent.

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