7 Questions To Ask When Hiring a
Real Estate Sales Representative
by Newmarket Real Estate's Cole-Newman Team
Buying a home is usually one of the largest purchases in a person's life. It's a decision that requires a lot of thought and research. Wheather you are buying or selling you need to find the best Realtor you can to help you make the best and most informed decisions with your investment. Below is a list of questions you can ask your Realtor to finalize your decision. Be sure to do the research and backround checks prior to any listings appointments.
1.How long have you been in the business?
A newly licensed Representative will have up to date training and will work very hard to do the job; those in the business longer bring more practical experience to the transaction. A good option is finding a small team combined with both new and old, you get more for the same commission.
2.How will you market my home?
What are your plans? How will you advertise? Can you market my home online? Can I see examples?
3.Can you provide me with References?
Be sure to have them specify the references: are they relatives, friends, co-workers, from advertising, refferals, etc.?
4.What separates you from the competition?
Key Phrases to listen for: assertive, available by phone or e-mail, analytical, able to stay calm under pressure.
5.Can you help me find other professionals?
Your Sales Representative may be able to provide a list of helpful professionals such as home inspectors, stagers, contractors, legal or financial advisors. Remember to ask them how they compiled their list, and are they getting compensation from them.
6.What if I'm not satisfied with the service?
If you sign a listing agreement and later find that you are unhappy with the arrangement, will the Sales Representative let you cancel the agreement?
7.What haven't I asked you that I need to know?
Pay close attention to how the Sales Representative answers this question, because there is always something you need to know-always.
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The Cole Newman Team has been involved in selling real estate in the Newmarket Area for the last twenty years. The Cole-Newman Team consists of Darryl and Mara Cole & Heather and Wayne Newman, Sales Representatives for Sutton Group Future Realty Inc. The Cole-Newman Team also sells in East and West Gwillimbury, Georgina, Aurora, King, Innisfil, York Region and the Greater Toronto Area. If you're looking to buy or sell a home (house, condominium, townhouse, detached, semi-detached) then give us a call at 905-717-2607 or 905-717-2188 to talk to us directly.
(this list modified from "10 Questions to ask when hiring a REALTOR" article on the howrealtorshelp.ca website)