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Questions Every Home Seller Should Ask a Real Estate Agent

by Steve Warren, Realtor® 12/03/2018

Want to sell your home? Like many home sellers, you're probably on the lookout for a real estate agent who can help you get the best price for your house.

Choosing the right real estate agent usually will require you to perform comprehensive research. You'll need to examine the credentials and skills of many real estate agents in your area. Plus, you may want to sit down and chat with various real estate agents to find one who can simplify the home selling process.

Ultimately, there are several questions you should ask a real estate agent before you hire him or her to sell your house, including:

1. What is your home selling experience?

No two homes are identical, and much in the same way, no two real estate agents are exactly alike. As such, you should learn about a real estate agent's experience to ensure he or she possesses the expertise necessary to sell your house.

For example, if you're selling a condo, you may want to hire a real estate professional with condo experience. Or, if you're looking to sell your home as quickly as possible, you should find a real estate agent who knows how to promote a home across social media and other platforms.

2. How will you keep in touch?

What good is a real estate agent if this professional fails to keep you informed throughout the home selling journey?

With the right real estate agent at your side, you'll be able to stay up to date along each stage of the home selling process. In fact, this professional will provide you with updates about offers on your home, requests to view your residence and much more.

Furthermore, your real estate agent should be easily accessible via phone and email. This means if you need support at any point during the home selling journey, your real estate agent will be able to assist you.

3. Can you provide references?

An expert real estate agent should have no trouble connecting you with past clients. That way, you can find out how this real estate professional has helped previous home sellers accomplish their goals.

If you connect with a real estate agent's past clients, you can get a better idea about how this real estate professional responds to various home selling challenges. As a result, you'll be better equipped to determine if this real estate agent is the right person to help you sell your house.

4. How will you market my house?

A real estate agent should go above and beyond the call of duty to market your house to the right groups of homebuyers. This professional typically will allocate extensive time and resources to learn about you and your home selling needs and help you plan accordingly.

Finding out how a real estate agent will promote your home is essential. With this information, you can understand whether a real estate agent will do everything possible to showcase your residence to potential homebuyers.

Use the aforementioned questions, and you can select the right real estate agent to help you sell your home.

About the Author

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Steve Warren, Realtor®

Ethical: I am a client-focused, highly ethical real estate professional with nearly 20 years of experience in the housing industry. I will work hard to understand your needs and exceed your expectations. I will tell you the truth and operate in your best interest. I have the resources to find answers to most any question you may have concerning your transaction. Because of this, you can be confident that the information you receive from me will be honest and well researched. 

Professional Marketer: I have a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and am a professional marketing consultant with 20 years of experience marketing homes to retail buyers. I will use my marketing talents and experience to help educate you on the industry’s best practices concerning the staging, displaying and presentation of your home in the most attractive and marketable manner. This will help you sell your home more quickly and for more money. 

Internet and Social Media Expert: Current studies report that 94% of all home searches start on the internet. I have a high degree of expertise in internet and social media marketing in addition to conventional marketing practices. As part of my consultation, you will receive the same quality marketing that I charge up to $200 per hour to provide to my professional consulting clients. I will use the best and most effective marketing methods to generate buyers’ interest in your home. This will allow your home to be seen by more qualified buyers leading to a faster, more satisfying sale. 

Business AND Real Estate Professional: I founded and managed several successful businesses including both internet and brick and mortar retail sales operations. I will apply my resourcefulness, experience, tenacity and entrepreneurial spirit to the sale of your home and/or to assist you in your search for a new home. You receive the benefit of not only a Real Estate professional, but a business professional. 

St. Louis Area Specialist As an active, longtime St. Louis area resident, I am enthusiastic and knowledgeable about area cities, neighborhoods, entertainment and attractions. I believe that the St. Louis area is a great place to live, work and raise a family. 

Associations: I am a member of the St. Louis Association of Realtors, Missouri Realtors, the National Association of Realtors and the Mid America Regional Information Systems (Maris) MLS. 

What I do outside of Real Estate: I enjoy music, theater, dining out, craft beer and wine. I enjoy home improvements and gardening (to a point - I am not a professional remodeler). I am a model railroader and railfan. I am a car enthusiast, especially German cars, but I have an appreciation for all automobiles. I also participate and give back as a trustee for my subdivision association, a member of the BMW Car Club of America (BMWCCA), Porsche Club of America (PCA), Audi Club NA (ACNA), Specialty Equipment Marketers Association (SEMA), National Rifle Association (NRA) and the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA). I am a life member of the University of Missouri Alumni Association and Delta Sigma Pi fraternity. I currently serve as President of the St. Louis Chapter Porsche Club of America. I am a certified PCA high-performance driving instructor, driver and car owner in ChampCar, 24 Hours of LeMons and NASA sanctioned race series and an organizer and advanced teen driving instructor at Tire Rack Street Survival teen driving clinics. Activities in which I am involved have raised significant funds for Shriner's Hospital - St. Louis (EAS) and Ride On St. Louis in addition to training about 150 teens a year as safer drivers. For more information about me, my activities or the clubs and organizations listed above or, of course, to buy or sell a home or invest in real estate, please Contact Me.