Interviewing Your REALTOR

Choosing a Professional REALTOR® should be considered one of your most important decisions, much the same as choosing your family doctor, attorney or financial advisor. Real estate holdings are considered by most to be the foundation of your estate, the shelter for your family and indeed one of your most important investments. It is important, then, to choose a professional who will advise you wisely and by all means, keep your personal goals at the forefront of all decisions. 

The trademark name, REALTOR®, is a designation earned only after mandatory education requirements are met and a code of ethics oath of professional standards set forth by the National Association of REALTORS® has been sworn. Look for the REALTOR® trademark, as not every real estate practitioner has made this commitment.

It is important to interview the professional you entrust with your valuable investment to ascertain their specific knowledge and experience just as you would a doctor about to perform an operation on you or one of your loved ones. To that end, we have outlined below a list of fundamental questions that a professional REALTOR® worthy to market your property should be able to answer. 

We hope you find this guide valuable and helpful in making the right choice for the professional to assist you in accomplishing your personal real estate goals.

Question

The Diane Allen Team

Other Agent

How many years of real estate experience?

30+(Team) 11+(Diane)

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Professional designations earned?

ABR, CLHMS, CRS, GRI,

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Do you have a customized written marketing plan?

Yes

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How much do you spend on marketing?

$50,000+/yr

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What is your average personal List/Sale Price Ratio?

97%

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What is the average MLS List/Sale Price Ratio?

95 %

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Do you offer a performance guarantee?

Yes

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% of business from past clients, referrals & spheres?

60%

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Do you have a mission statement?

Yes

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Do you have testimonials from past clients?

Yes

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Do you know and track your buyer sources?

Yes

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Do you do a computerized CMA?

Yes

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Do you have an award-winning personal Web site?

Yes

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How many hits per day do your receive?

3,000-4,000

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Custom virtual tours in the MLS & on your website?

Yes

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Feature property sites on REALTOR.com & others?

Yes

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Do you follow up on every showing for feedback?

Yes

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Do you provide a seller's net sheet?

Yes

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Do you provide professional full-color brochures?

Yes

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Do you have Accredited Buyer Specialists?

Yes

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Do you have a personal full-time staff to assist you?

Yes

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