Ten Questions For A Realtor
When it comes to picking a realtor, there are several questions that are important to ask. By asking these questions, you will make sure you find the right Realtor for you. With Royal Canadian Realty, we understand the value of building a relationship with our Clients, which will only lead to a happy, successful outcome.
Ten Questions to ask a Realtor
How long have you been a Realtor?
When you find a realtor that has several years of experience, they will have developed techniques to handle any problems and would have learned to negotiate well. The experienced Realtor will have solid relationships with professionals in the industry. At the same time, a new Realtor will have up-to-date training and a zest for helping people.
Can I see your Realtor License?
It is always a good idea to confirm you are working with a proper licensed real estate professional.
Will I be dealing with you personally or with a team?
Building a relationship with your Realtor creates a sense of trust. Some people feel better working with just one person, while others don’t mind a group effort. Knowing how things will go prepares you for the process.
Can you recommend other vendors?
A good Realtor will be able to recommend contacts such as a mortgage broker, inspector, contractor, appraiser, as well as others.
Can you describe the home buying process from the beginning to end?
The home-buying process can be complicated. A good Realtor should be able to explain the process in simple terms to help you understand and have your concerns answered.
Can I see your references?
A good Realtor should be able to give you a list of satisfied clients who you can contact. You can also look at online reviews to get an idea of the type of Realtor you are working with.
Do you have a marketing plan?
Realtors should be able to tell you what their plan is for selling your home. They should be able to show you past homes they have sold, and how they market homes online.
How many homes do you help people buy or sell a year?
If your Realtor is bringing in less than ten homes a year, you may take that as a warning. A good Realtor will have a record of sales.
What is your commission fee?
It is important to understand how the Realtor is compensated. The percentage of commission varies from market to market and agent and agent.
Can I review documents before I sign?
Realtors should always explain the documents before you sign them. You can ask to see the seller disclosure, agency disclosure and listing agreement.
If you have any other questions, don’t be afraid to ask your Realtor. It is always better to ask questions so you can have the best experience possible.