10 Questions to Ask About Before You Hire a Real Estate Agent

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
10 Questions to Ask About Before You Hire a Real Estate Agent

10 Questions to Ask About Before You Hire a Real Estate Agent

Scottsdale - Not all real estate agents are the same. If you decide to seek the help of an agent when selling or buying
your home, you need some good information before you make any moves.

Choosing a real estate agent is one of those critical issues that can cost or save you thousands of dollars. 
We will give you 10 questions to ask a real estate agent to ensure you get the best representation for your needs.
Some agents may prefer that you don’t ask these questions, because the knowledge you’ll gain from their honest
answers will give you a very good idea about what outcome you can expect from using this agent. And let’s face it - in
real estate, as in life - not all things are created equal.

Hiring a real estate agent is just like any hiring process - with you on the boss’s side of the desk. It’s critical that you
make the right decision about who will handle what is probably the single largest financial investment you will ever

So to start off, here are 4 of the 10 questions to ask a real estate agent about their job that you should know
about right now.

1. What makes you different? Why should I list my home with you?
It’s a much tougher real estate market than it was a decade ago. What unique marketing plans and programs does
this agent have in place to make sure that your home stands out favorably versus other competing homes? What things
does this agent offer you that others don’t to help you sell your home in the least amount of time with the least amount
of hassle and for the most amount of money?

2. Does your Broker control your advertising or do you?
If your agent is not in control of their own advertising, then your home will be competing for advertising space not
only with this agent’s other listings, but also with the listings of every other agent in the brokerage.

3. What are your marketing plans for my home?
How much money does this agent spend in advertising the homes s/he lists versus the other agents you are
interviewing? In what media (newspaper, magazine, TV etc.) does this agent advertise? What does s/he know about the
effectiveness of one medium over the other?

4. How many Buyers are you currently working with?
Obviously, the more buyers your agent is working with, the better your chances are of selling your home quickly. It
will also impact price because an agent with many buyers can set up an auction-like atmosphere where many buyers
bid on your home at the same time. Ask them to describe the system they have for attracting buyers.

There you have it. These are just 4 out of the 10 to draw attention to this very important topic. If you wanted to view
all of the 10 questions to ask your real estate agent, I have put together a free report entitled "10 Questions to Ask
Before You Hire an Agent" which explains the questions in more detail.

You can grab a copy of this report for free by visiting http://www.toddgulinsonrealtor.com/ or you can give me a call
at 1-844-310-9514. 

Thanks a lot for reading this week’s blog and may you find a way to your new home!
Todd Guilinson

Your Home Sold Guaranteed or I’ll Buy It* - If you or anyone who know is considering on making a move, feel free to
give me a call or pass on my number! 1-844-310-9514.