Real Estate Agent Interview

27 Questions to ask a prospective real estate agent

 

Interview Question

R. Davis /
D. Samuelson

Agent #2

Agent #3

 

 

Experience, Certifications & Training – Hire for experience.

1

How many years have you been listing & selling property in the area?

11 Years

 

 

2

Do you hold a RealtorÔ designation from the National Association of Realtors?

Yes

 

 

3

Is your company a member of the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)?

Yes

 

 

4

Do you hold a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation from the National Association of Realtors?

Yes

 

 

5

Do you hold any advanced Internet certifications from the National Association of Realtors, such as the e-PRO designation?

Yes

 

 

6

Do you hold any leadership positions in the Charleston Association of Realtors – either as a board or committee member?

Yes

 

 

7

Do you live in or near the community & how long have you lived / owned property there?

Wild Dunes Resort – Ron 11 Yrs, Dennis 8 Yrs.

 

 

8

Are there any other certifications or designations you hold?

Yes, we are recognized by “Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate”

 

 

 

Sales Production – As everyone says - If you want success, hire a busy person - they know what it takes to succeed.

9

What was your sales volume for last year?

$26,094,427
(60 Transactions)

 

 

10

What is your sales volume so far this year?

$1,643,000
(3 Transactions a/o 1-19-02. Call for current info)

 

 

11

How many properties do you currently represent (i.e., active listings)?


41 a/o 1-19-02
(call for current info)

 

 

12

Considering all agents selling property in my area, where do you rank in terms of properties sold (i.e., #1, #50, #200 or #?)?

#1 in sales for island properties* 1999, 2000 & 2001

 

 

13

Do you have any dedicated Assistants to help you? Is so, how many?

Yes, 2 full-time & 1 part-time

 

 

* Wild Dunes, Isle of Plams & Sullivan’s Island, SC

 

 

Exposure – Do you use the following tools to expose my property to potential buyers and other Agents?  Sales success is all about maximum exposure for your property.

13

Will my home be listed in MLS?

Yes

 

 

14

Outside of MLS, do you send information about my property to other agents? If yes, how many do you distribute to?

Yes – 220 local agents.

 

 

15

Do you run a daily photo ad in the Post & Courier newspaper? If yes, for how long?

Yes – until sold.

 

 

16

Will my property be listed at your website?

Yes

 

 

17

Will you prepare an information flyer for prospects and agents?

Yes

 

 

18

Will my home be listed at Realtor.com

Yes

 

 

19

If yes, is it a standard or enhanced listings with multiple photos?

Enhanced

 

 

20

How many web portals do you list properties with?

7 Websites including MSN, AOL, Yahoo, Excite, Realtor.com & others

 

 

21

Will you use direct mail to market my property?

Yes, we typically use postcards, newsletters & personal letters & notes

 

 

22

Do you maintain a database of prospects to which you market properties? If yes, how many prospects do you have?

Yes, over 1700 prospects as well as marketing to our database of all property owners.

 

 

23

Do you use email to market properties?

Yes

 

 

24

Do you use any email distribution lists? If yes, how & how many are on the list?

Yes, our monthly eNewsletter is sent to over 1450 subscribers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listing Agreements – the contract for services

 

 

 

25

How many months will our listing agreement be for?

Typically 6 months

 

 

26

Can I cancel it during the term for any reason?

Yes, at anytime with 24 hrs notice

 

 

27

Can you guarantee me that you can sell my house at the price we list it at?

No, we can guarantee you that we will do everything that we commit to do but external factors have an influence on whether your home sells or not

 

 

 

 

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