HOW TO SELECT A BROKER

 

Real estate agents are licenesed professionals but that doesn't mean they're equals. As with choosing a lawyer or financial advisor, consider a real estate agent's experience, skill and integrity. Trust and comfort are crucial for a successful relationship. Here are 18 QUESTIONS to ask potential agents:


1. Do you work FULL TIME?
YES
2. Are you a broker?
YES
3. How long have you been in real estate?
18 YEARS
4. How much have you sold?
OVER HALF A BILLION DOLLARS
5. How do you rank NATIONALLY?
TOP 50
6. How do you rank within your company?
TOP 10
7. How did you rank within your firm?
TOP 5
8. Do you have a personal assistant?
YES
9. Do you do custom-tailored marketing plans and individual websites ?
YES
10. Does your company have special partnerships with WSJ and NYT?
YES
11. Does your company have ad banners on five global newspaper sites?
YES
12. Does your company have the most trafficked luxury real estate site?
YES
13. Does your company have international and local name recognition?
YES
14. What makes your company special?
PRESTIGE, INNOVATION, GLOBAL REACH
15. What makes you special?
HONEST, DECISIVE, RESPONSIVE
16. Is your office open 7 days a week?
YES
17. Can you sell my home/ find me a home?
YES AND YES
18. How soon can you start?
WHEN WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO START?