20 Questions To Ask When Interviewing A Real Estate Agent

Did you know 75% of homeowners will list with the first agent they come in contact with when thinking about selling their home?! That is one reason why I door knock on a regular basis! For those who continue to run through the salesperson job interview, they tend to ask questions that don’t provide clear information about whether or not they are the most qualified agent for the opportunity. When interviewing an agent, including me, it’s wise to ask questions that will reveal the agent’s ability to successfully accomplish your real estate goals. Below is a list of suggested questions to ask when interviewing a real estate agent. Keep in mind that you should also feel comfortable with the person you hire and don’t always hire just off production volume.

• How long have you been selling real estate?

• How much real estate did you sell last year?

• How many listings do you currently have?

• Are you a full-time agent?

• How many homes have you sold in my area?

• What do you know about the market in my area?

• What educational designations have you achieved?

• What is your average market time vs. the market?

• What is your list price to sales price ratio vs. the market?

• How much are you willing to spend on marketing?

• Do you farm my neighborhood?

• Will you mail flyers of my home to the public?

• Do you door knock in my area?

• Will you email top agents about my home?

• May I see a sample brochure of other listings you have sold?

• Do you have a real estate website and can we see it?

• Do you provide a written report to sellers?

• Do you have a personal assistant to help with details?

• May I see your resume or personal brochure?

• Do you use social media for your business and if so how many followers do you have each month?


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