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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

12 Quesions You Must Ask a Real Estate Agent Before Hiring Them

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Today I am going to talk to you about some questions that you absolutely need to ask a real estate agent before hiring them. We’ve got a book of twelve, which we can send to you if you’d like, but today we are just going to go over a few of them. Here are some of the questions you need to be asking your real estate agent:

Are you a full-time agent?
There are a lot of part-timers in real estate that passively sell a few homes per year. That doesn’t give them a lot of practice negotiating, working with other agents, and all of the other tasks an agent is responsible. We are full-time agents here at the Lars Group and we spend our time wisely, which will allow us to sell over 400 homes this year.

What kind of operation do you run?
Most are doing the dozen or so tasks of an agent by themselves. They are putting out flyers, lockboxes, etc. instead of focusing on their clients. We have our business systematized so our agents can focus more on their clients without having to run around doing unnecessary tasks. 

Do you have client testimonials?
We survey all of our clients and ask them about their experience, and how we can improve it in the future. This helps our business, and our service, constantly grow.

Do you have a marketing plan?
Being able to market listings as an agent is crucial. We have a 151-point marketing plan that we would love to share with you.

What percentage of your business comes from referrals?
Any good agent should have happy customers, and those happy customers should come back to do business, as well as refer their friends and family to the agent that made them happy. A lot of our business comes from past clients and referrals, and we take pride in that.

These are just a few of the questions that you should be asking. To get our full book that details each question, reach out to us and we’ll send you a copy. We would love to share that with you. If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us an email.