12 interview questions to ask the next Santa Clarita real estate agent you are going to interview.
These have come from our time on the “job” within the real estate channels.
They also come from questions that I should have asked the agent we hired, before Paris and I becoming realtors.
That was a painful lesson, but this should help you avoid making the same mistakes.
We explored some topics that most people miss when wanting to interview real estate agents.
In fact, most people don’t interview any, let alone multiple realtors. You wouldn’t hire a doctor for an important medical procedure without interviewing them. You would not hire a lawyer for the suit of your life, without interviewing them.
The same should apply with real estate. In fact, there are literally Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars at steak when it comes to buying and or selling real estate.
Time on the Job – There is a difference between understanding what a home is versus how long a person has had their real estate license for.
Agent pricing stats – How does their listing price stack up against their selling price?
Personal and Brokerage Track Record – Find out how they have been when it comes to numbers and the amounts of clients they have represented versus the amounts pertaining to their broker.
Pricing and Sales Skill – Length of time it takes to sell a real estate listing, days on market, over pricing versus under pricing.
Marketing Strategies – How are you going to sell my home? What types of marketing strategies are you going to use? More than a sign I hope and more than the multiple listing service I hope?
Dual Agency versus Single Agency – who’s representing who when it comes to buying your home? Is your agent representing the buyer of your home as well? How do you feel about that? Maybe someone on their “team is” and without your knowledge?
Other Service Providers – why do they recommend those other “vendors” that are going to be dealing with various aspects of your real estate transaction.
Will the real Team Steps forward – Make sure their team consists of people on their direct payroll and not the janitorial staff of their office.
What is your Business Philosophy – this should be much more about the “client” and not about “the agent” preaching.
Communication – How do you want to be contacted and how often and what about?
References – Who may I speak with about your services?
Contiuning real estate education – How have you advanced your real estate skill set?
That’s about it. Reach out to us when you are ready for our help.