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      Smart consumers interview potential Realtors before deciding on whom to hire. Just as you are sizing up the potential for a good fit, rest assured that the realtor will likely be interviewing you, too. Be wary of agents who don't ask you questions and probe for your motivation. You wouldn't work with just any agent off the street, and good agents are just as selective about their clients, too. So it is a good start to ask smart questions as the following:Interview.jpg
  1. How many homes have you SOLD and PURCHASED in the past 2 years?
    You need make sure that the agent you select has a strong personal sales record. This shows they have the skills, knowledge, and experience to get result.
  2. How long have you been in the business?
    If less than 2 years, you may consider another agent.
  3. Are you a part time agent?
    Would you want to work with someone that is part time agent? Actually, how many part time doctors have you met?
  4. What Are the Top Three Things That Separate You From Your Competition?
    A good agent won't hesitate to answer this question and will be ready to fire off why she is best suited for the job. Everyone has their own standards, but most consumers say they are looking for agents who say they are:
    • Honest and trustworthy
    • Assertive
    • Excellent negotiators
    • Good communicators
    • Analytical
    • Able to maintain a good sense of humor under trying circumstances
  5. Do you have a website?
    Many Realtors have their own websites. If he/she does not have one, it could be a warning to you that he/she is either new to real estate industry or does keep up with the fast pacing world. If he/she does have one, check the website after back home. The more professional the website is, the better the person is.

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