Questions A Seller Should Ask Agents Prior To Making Their Agent Selection

  1. What are your company's resources, support staff and network affiliation?
  2. What is your company's history and track record in helping sellers? (ex: How many sellers did your company serve last year?)
  3. What checklists and systems does the agent have to help you, the seller, stay on track?
  4. Does the agent have information to help buyers find a lender, including "Home Loan Application Checklist" and "General Questions To Ask Every Lender"?
  5. Is the agent offering you a choice between customer and client level service?
  6. Is the agent offering traditional level service only or do they have an upgraded home marketing system?
  7. Does your agent appear trustworthy, caring and committed to helping you reach your goals?
  8. How many price adjustments do they average with their other listings before the property is sold? They may give other sellers higher-than-market prices to get the listing, then after that need to adjust the price down to effectively market the property.
  9. How long have you been selling real estate?
  10. What professional real estate designations do you have?
  11. Are you actively involved in the Steamboat Springs real estate market? 
  12. How many homes have you sold in the past year?
  13. What is your average listing price? 
  14. What is your average list price to sale price ratio?
  15. How many homes have you sold in Steamboat Springs?
  16. What is the average length of time your listings are on the market?
  17. What specifically will you do to cause me home to sell?
  18. May I see a copy of your marketing plan?
  19. What are you willing to spend to market my home?
  20. What specific procedure will you follow to help establish a price for my home?
  21. What will you do to keep us informed regarding any changes in the market that may impact our price and terms? 
  22. How often can we expect to hear from you once we have given you the listing on our home?
  23. May I see your professional service brochure and/or resume, and website?