I recently read an article that resurfaced, How to Interview a Realtor With Great Questions, posted by real estate author, Bill Gassett, in 2010. I tried to leave a comment, but it might be off his radar by now.
His concepts hold true today, and this post hits on many points that reinforce what I have seen in the industry for years.
It is amazing how many people neglect their homework when selecting a Realtor. Selling a home is no small undertaking. People should research and evaluate a Realtor as they would a doctor or someone who looks after their child (to put it in context). They should look for someone with a mix of credibility, integrity, smarts, and people-skills who gives each client a personalized approach.
Many people want the best Realtor, but they may be skeptical of working with a top producer for fear of being lost in the shuffle. While it is important to select a Realtor who knows how to handle the big ticket items like pricing a home correctly, marketing and negotiating, it is equally important to look at their attention to detail and personal service. This will be a true reflection of their work ethic and commitment to selling a home.
Personally, I encourage people to shop around, check out my track record, my references, and compare my activity with others in the area. A good Realtor has nothing to hide, and you should find a Realtor that makes you feel feel confident, at ease, and assured that you have the best path to success for selling your home.
In the meantime, go over to Massachusetts Real Estate News and read the full article for more information and additional tips.