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10 Vital Questions To Ask a REALTOR®

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  1. How many years have you been in the real estate business? How many years have you been in the business here in North County?
  2. How many different offices have you worked in? How long were you working at each office? Why did you move?
  3. How far back can you document your closed real estate transactions in the Multiple Listing Service? What is that number? How many of the closed transactions were Listings – representing sellers? How many were buyer represented transactions?
  4. What is the difference between a REALTOR® and a Real Estate Agent? Are you a REALTOR®?
  5. Who will I be communicating with from the beginning and through to the end of the transaction? Will I be working with you exclusively or do you have a team? (If a team) How many others will I be communicating with? How often will I be communicating with them vs. you? Is everyone on your team licensed?Are they all REALTORS®? Can you share their qualifications with me?
  6. What are some of the things that can go wrong in a Real Estate Transaction?How do you prevent them from happening? What about the buyer’s deposit?
  7. Have you ever been involved in litigation surrounding one of your real estate transactions? If so – how many times? What were the issues involved and what was the result for your client?
  8. What percentage of your business is generated from referrals and repeat customers? Why is this important?
  9. How many Listings have you Sold here in North County over the last 5 years? What is the average market time for your listings sold over the last 5 years? What is your average sale to list price ratio for these listings?
  10. Since buyers typically search the Internet for Listings, and since REALTORS® and Real Estate Agents show each other’s Listings when posted in the MLS, why should I List my home with You instead a Discount Broker?