Three Questions to Ask Your Potential Listing Agent

September 13, 2019

These three questions will help you properly vet listing agents as you interview them.


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The agent you choose to represent you can impact your real estate experience and home sale more than you might think. Whether they’re the right person for the job depends on how they answer three questions:

1. “What will our primary method of communication be?” Find out if your potential agent plans to get ahold of you via email, call, text, or something else. Most of our clients like to exchange information and receive updates through text. However you prefer to communicate, it’s important to convey that to your agent right off the bat.

"However you prefer to communicate, it’s important to convey that to your agent right off the bat."


2. “How often can I expect to hear from you?”
Will they contact you once a week? Twice a week? Every day? If your agent schedules a showing, do you want to be notified about it that day or sometime that week? Be clear about when and how often you’d like to be kept abreast of your showings, the market’s performance, and what can be done differently to get your home sold. 

3. “What hours are you available?” Make sure you’re well-informed of their availability as well as who on their team will step in if you need assistance and they’re unavailable. 

Many parties are involved in the real estate transaction, and you want to make sure that your agent is backed by a system and team that will ensure its smoothness. If you have any questions or you’re thinking of selling your home, please reach out to me at 314-727-2001. I’d be happy to offer you a private consultation!

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