When interviewing a Realtor to sell your property, there are several questions you should be asking to understand their services and business model. Here are 5 questions to be sure to ask a Realtor when it comes to helping you sell your home in Southern Wisconsin:
1. ARE YOU A FULL-TIME REALTOR?
According to the NAR, in 2019, the medium number of residential transactions for a REALTOR® was 12 transactions/year. A REALTOR® must be consistently and actively engaged in the market to understand the constant changes that are occurring in the market, day in and day out. An experienced Realtor that has been involved in a number of transactions will be of significant value to you, especially when it comes to marketing your home and provide you with strategic negotiation tactics.
MDR Client Transactions in 2020: 160+
2. DO YOU WORK AS AN INDIVIDUAL OR WITHIN A TEAM?
It’s hard for one REALTOR® to be an expert in everything in the profession of real estate. When you work with a Team, you are provided with experience, expertise and availability to serve you at the greatest level – AND WITH MDR, THAT'S ALL WITHOUT PAYING A HIGHER SERVICE FEE.
It's important to ask specific questions here. Realtors that work within a 'true' team model will be able to share with you what each member of the team does. For more on the MDR Team, visit our About Us page.
3. WHAT IS YOUR MARKETING STRATEGY, INCLUDING YOUR PROFESSIONAL SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE?
With more and more people using Facebook & other social media outlets, it’s important to understand the REALTOR’S® use of such resources, in addition to other marketing tools.
At MDR, we utilize a variety of professional social media pages and have a complete marketing plan for each client we serve. When meeting with one of our Listing Specialists, ask more about this process.
4. DO YOU PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY, if needed?
In today’s market, where 95%+ of individuals are going to the Internet to look at properties, beautiful images are a must. It's good to ask the specific question; "Who will be taking pictures of my property?"
5. DO YOU INCLUDE A HOME STAGING CONSULTATION, RESOURCES, OR GUIDANCE, if needed?
Making an excellent first impression is key to getting your home sold faster and for the best possible price. Professional staging resources, consultation and/or services will constructively influence the process.
At MDR, we are Home Staging & Redesign certified, offering consultation and hands-on guidance as necessary. To learn more, visit our Stage 'n' Style page.
Selling a home is a complex process. A great Real Estate Team with a consultative approach will know how to answer all of these questions and guide you every step of the way.
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