What To Ask An Agent Before You Hire Them?

Dated: 12/04/2018

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Welcome to the Cindee and Michael show, episode 7, today we are going over “what questions to ask an agent before hiring them?"

Keep in mind, the questions you ask will depend on whether you are buying a home or selling a home.

Let start by going over some questions a prospective buyer should ask an agent before hiring them to represent them in the purchase of their new home?

Style of Negotiating?

If you watched Ep. 4, we covered the 3 different negotiation styles and why they’re so important.

Do you have access to off market homes?

This can create additional buying opportunities for you as a buyer.

How much experience does the agent have?

Past performance, future projection – if they have a proven track record of closing transactions, you can feel confident you’ll find the right home and have a successful closing.

What is your process for representing buyers?

Will the agent go through a formal consultation with you to understand your buying needs and explain the buying process to you?

Those aren’t all the questions to ask but will give you a good starting point.

Now, if you are interviewing an agent to sell your home, there are other questions you will want to cover. The 5 questions we most asked are:

 

1. How Much Will My House Sell For?

2. How Long Will It Take To Sell?

3. How Are You Going To Market and Advertise My House?

4. How Are You Different Than Anyone Else?

5.How Much Do You Charge?

 

One of the main questions we never get asked is How will you protect me during the process? That is such an important topic because as you know, California is one of the most litigious states so keeping you well insulated and making sure all contractual obligations are met will insure you not only have a successful close, but keep you from being liable down the road.

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Cindee Cano

As a preeminent Realtor® in the Orange County Residential Real Estate Market, Cindee Cano is with First Team Estates and specializes in The Luxury Real Estate Market. As an Affiliate of Christie&r....

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