The top 5 Questions Sellers should ask when interviewing Realtors
This may seem like an odd topic for a Realtor to blog about, but I am not your typical Realtor. I am a firm believer in educating the consumer, regardless if you utilize my services or not. I hosted a weekly Talk Show on KFYI and KFYI2 in the Arizona Market, and I always advocated for using a professional, period. IE, if you are needing Heart Surgery, you're not going to have a Gynecologist perform the operation, you'll have a Heart Surgeon. So if you're looking to sell your home IE get your home listed and Sold, you are NOT the expert, you are the HOME OWNER...their is a difference. The biggest difference, you are emotionally attached to your home and think its worth a hell of a lot more than it actually is. Leave it to the professional to determine your value and the best way to get you on the market, and sold in a timely manner. Here are the TOP 5 Questions, I believe EVERY Seller should ask a Realtor when interviewing for the job of Listing, Selling and navigating that home owner through the Escrow Process;
1) How long have you been in the industry? (I would want at least 3 years experience)
My answer, nearly 20 years.
2) How many homes do you sell a year? (On average, Realtors sell between 4-12 homes annually)
My answer, on average, 57 transactions per year.
3) Are you Full Time? (Most are not, most are part time, thus the low productivity)
My Answer, Yes I am, Monday through Saturday, from 9am to 7pm
4) What methods do you use to market your listings? (If they say, I put a sign out front, RUN AWAY)
My answer, way too many to list here, lets talk!
5) Do you offer a Full Market Value Report justifying list price? (If they say no, again, Run away)
My answer, not only do I provide a Market Value Report, I'll include a Net Sheet!
I would be more than happy to sit down with you, assess your situation and establish a game plan to get your home sold. There are companies in our market right now that focus on "showings" and having to "scramble to get ready" allowing "strangers" to walk through your house etc. Selling your home is a big step and it usually is the largest investment you have made to date, using these "offer companies" you will be leaving tens of thousands of dollars on the table. Call a professional first and foremost. If not me, then find your local neighborhood specialist. If it is me, simply call 602-321-6188