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Questions to Ask your Realtor...

Nick Slocum, SRS, ABR, ePRO, RENE, CIC

Nick Slocum is a third generation real estate broker and Assistant Vice President at The Slocum Agency, a real estate brokerage and insurance agency i.

Nick Slocum is a third generation real estate broker and Assistant Vice President at The Slocum Agency, a real estate brokerage and insurance agency i.

Feb 8 3 minutes read

🏠Buy Side

  • Are you a full-time agent?
  • Can you provide ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ reviews from past clients?
  • What is your track record of success? 📈
  • How many buyer-represented sales do you have over the last year?
  • What is your sales price/list price ratio for buyers specifically?
  • Do you have a team helping you with administrative tasks?
  • Do you make me sign a buyer agency agreement?  Can the agreement be canceled or terminated at any time? ❌
  • Do you have relationships with mortgage lenders, contractors, inspectors, and appraisers if the need for those services arises? 📷🔨🔍
  • Do you have knowledge of the area where I'm interested in purchasing?
  • How often and how do you plan to communicate with me? â˜Žï¸
  • Do you have specific industry training and/or designations such as the Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR)? 🏫
  • How will you be compensated? Are your services free to me? ðŸ’²
  • Will you counsel me during negotiations? ðŸ“
  • What sets you apart from the competition? 


🏠Sell Side

  • Are you a full-time agent?
  • Can you provide ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ reviews from past clients?
  • What is your track record of success? 📈
  • How many listings have you sold over the last year?
  • What is your sales price/list price ratio?
  • What is the average days on market for your listings
  • Do you have a team helping you with administrative, marketing & social media tasks?
  • Do you or someone from your team show my listing each time or do you allow unattended showings by the use of a lockbox? 🔐
  • What is the minimum contract length for a listing agreement?  Can the agreement be canceled or terminated at any time? ❌
  • Do you provide a custom color brochure to each potential buyer that views my property? ðŸ“™
  • Do you have relationships with photographers, stagers, contractors, inspectors, and appraisers if the need for those services arises? 📷🔨🔍
  • What kind of online presence will you create for my property?📱
  • Do you have a blog that's updated regularly to create web traffic?
  • Do you have knowledge of the area where my property is located? 
  • How often and how do you plan to communicate with me? â˜Žï¸
  • Do you have specific industry training and/or designations such as Seller Representative Specialist (SRS)? 🏫
  • What sets you apart from the competition? 
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