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Choose the right realtor

This is the second installment of “7 Tips for Choosing the Right Real Estate Agent for You”, which can be downloaded for FREE from teamaubuchon.com.

Once you’ve narrowed down your search to the top two or three agents, ask questions. The best way to get to know someone is to find out as much as you can upfront so there are no surprises down the road.

Here is a list of common questions to ask the realtor when choosing a Cape Coral real estate agent:

  • Are you licensed? Is your license up to date?
    • Every agent is required, by law, to have a real estate license. This should be an easy answer. If not, look elsewhere.
  • How long have you been in the business?
    • This will tell you how much experience the realtor has in the field. While new up-and-coming agents may be great, an agent who has been in the business for a few years will be skillful and knowledgeable.
  • Is this your full-time job?
    • You want to make sure you get the attention you deserve. An agent who is only working part-time may not be able to devote the appropriate amount of time needed to get your house sold or to find you your dream home.
  • What is your best marketing plan or strategy for my needs?
    • How does the agent plan on selling your home or finding the perfect home for you? This is the ideal way to find out what the agent plans on doing to help you meet your goals.
  • How often will I hear from you?
    • How often does the agent typically communicate with their clients and how do they reach out to them? Phone? E-mail? Fax? If you don’t like the answers they provide, this is your opportunity to discuss some possible alternatives.
  • Can I have a list of references?
    • What better way to find out about your Cape Coral real estate agent than by talking to their past clients? It’s an easy way to get a lot of information in a short amount of time.
  • How many houses did you sell in the past year?
    • This will provide you with an idea of how successful the agent was in the past year and how fast they may be able to sell your
      house.
  • What is your commission?
    • Before you choose your Cape Coral realtor, you need to make sure their cost is compatible with your budget. That way there are no surprises down the road.

7 Tips for Choosing the Right Real Estate Agent for YouDo NOT sign a contract until youʼre content with the answers and confident that the Cape Coral agent youʼve chosen, will help you achieve your goal.

If you would like more tips on how to choose the right Cape Coral real estate agent for you, click the eBook icon on the right to download it FREE!

If you have additional questions or would like to meet a realtor from our team, please feel free to contact us online or call 239.542.1075.

Best regards,

Diane

 

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