Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Realtor


  1. Other than putting my home in MLS and sticking a sign in my yard, how do  you market my home?  (Read our answer) 
  1. How will you help me prepare my home for sale? Will you help me staging my home?  What is the cost of this service? (Read our answer) 
  1. When I’ve worked with Realtors before, communication was poor. How often will you communicate with me and what information will you provide (Read our answer) 
  1. Once I’m under contract, what are the biggest hurdles to a successful closing and how do you assist in this process?  (Read our answer) 
  1. Other than analyzing trailing comparable sales, what do you consider when recommending a List Price for my home?   (Read our answer) 
  1. What’s the current market condition in my location/price range (e.g. month’s supply of homes, average sales price, average sales price per square foot, and average days on market, etc.)?   (Read our answer) 
  1. Should I have an inspection done before I list my home?  (Read our answer)
  1. Will you use professional photographers for my home?  Do you add comments to pictures in MLS?  Why or why not?    (Read our answer) 
  1. How many showings should I expect a week?  (Read our answer)    
  1. What was your sales volume in the last year, 2 years?  At what price points have you sold homes?    (Read our answer) 

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