12 of the most important questions to ask a Santa Clarita real estate agent during the interview

    real estate agents being interviewed12 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 JobThere 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 RecordFind 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 StrategiesHow 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 Agencywho’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.

    CommunicationHow do you want to be contacted and how often and what about?

    ReferencesWho 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.

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    Paris and Connor MacIvor

    Connor and Paris MacIvor are in the Top 1% of Realtors Nationwide, starting their real estate business in 1998 with RE/MAX Gateway - Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. Their becoming licensed real estate consultants and representatives came from the horrible experience they had when they bought their first home. There were many things that the agent they had hired did not explain and disclose, which per law he should have. Getting that agent on the phone after they closed escrow and after he had gotten paid was impossible. Paris and Connor called the broker, the board of realtors, the office manager and all they received was the promise of a phone call back. The remedy did come, but not as fast and in the way they wanted. That act - that bad agent was the reason why Paris and Connor became Realtors. That was all they needed to vow to never let the same fate befall anyone else, that befell them. Today Connor and Paris are focused on client service. Protection and top-shelf service with regard to their real estate clientele. They primarily work within the Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. However, for a referral, where 80+ of their business is referrals they have License and Will Travel to other parts of Ventura County, Los Angeles County, and Orange County to handle real estate transactions for those who trust their real estate operation. Writing on their Real Estate Blog is a passion. SCVnest.com/blog is where you will find over 10,000 real estate articles. Go to SCVnest.com/radio to listen to their latest real estate radio broadcast.

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