I've listed many properties for sale, and I've been interviewed by many sellers.  I've been asked some great questions--ones I want to share with you, so that you hire a GREAT Realtor.

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If you are thinking of selling your home, here are some important questions to ask a potential agent:

Is selling real estate your full time career?

Where is your primary neighbourhood of focus?

How many transactions have you handled year-to-date?

How many transactions did you handle in the last calendar year?

What is your success rate (listings taken to listings sold)?

What is your list price to sell price ratio?

What is your average days on market?

What is your advertising strategy? Do you have a marketing plan?

Do you provide feedback from agents?

Are you a listing agent or a buyer's agent?

What is your percentage of listing sales to buyer sales?

Do you have a list of references to call and a list of testimonials?

Do you have a network of other productive agents from other firms which you work with?

Do you attend training and technical update seminars above and beyond the local minimum standards?

What would you say are your strongest attributes as an agent?

If you are looking for a Buyer's Agent to find your next home, here are some important questions:

Where is your primary neighbourhood of focus?

What experience do you have in multiple offer scenarios?

What is your negotiation style? (collaborative or confrontational)

What is your after-sale support program?

Do you have contacts in the mortgage business?

Can you recommend building inspectors who will be critical and prepared to fail a house on inspection?

Tell me about a recent complicated transaction for which you found the solution.

These are some great questions to ask when interviewing for the RIGHT Realtor. I can't wait to answer them for you!